Founded in 1926, the Columbia Garden Club has promoted a love of gardening among amateurs, encouraged civic beautification by sponsoring plantings in both public and private places, protected our native trees, flowers and birds through conservation efforts, and delighted South Carolina citizens with its decoration projects. Through club projects and contributions from its Foundation, the Columbia Garden Club has participated in the beautification of nearly every landmark in Columbia.

In the early years, the club planted hundreds of trees in the community and established flower gardens in both public and private places. An on-going project is the Memorial Rose Garden which was founded on the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina. The Garden Club also was a founding member of the Historic Columbia Foundation and Columbia Green and has supported them with contributions to their projects. Another contribution to the community by the club is the semi-annual Plant Exchange,  Read More...

Plant Exchange

Plants from members’ gardens and from the public at large are cut and shared free of charge with the public every fall and spring. This highly anticipated and media blitzed public project has been an on-going ...  Read more...

Garden Therapy

As outreach to our aging community, in 1979, Columbia Garden Club’s Garden Therapy was created to share monthly gardening projects and hands-on crafts with approximately 20 residents of Christopher Towers Retirement Community. Projects include seasonal decorations, door-hangers, potted plants, fresh flower arrangements ...  Read more...

Junior Garden Club

In 1926 when the Columbia Garden Club was organized, members sponsored the Junior Garden Club for boy and girl members at least 10 years of age, in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  Junior members meet monthly for educational projects, ...  Read more...

Get Growing

September
Plan for fall planting. Dig deeply into soil and enrich with soil amendments. Make notes for pruning, transplanting and bedline redefinition. Keep notes on sun exposure for proper placement of plant material.

The air is like a butterfly With frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky And sings.

Joyce Kilmer, Spring