The Columbus Botanical Garden’s mission is to preserve a portion of the rapidly diminishing open space in Columbus and to provide the public with a unique educational facility that is based on environmental awareness, horticulture, historic preservation and agricultural values. This facility shall strive to inspire and leave a lasting impression on those who visit.
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1910s: Adams Family Purchase the Farmhouse
1999: Columbus Botanical Garden is Founded
2000: Adams Farmhouse is Restored
2002-2004: First Master Plan
2005-2006: Adams Farmhouse Renovated
2007: First Executive Director
2008: The Garden Grows
2008: The Joann Holt Walking Trail Dedication
2009: Membership Benefits and Additional Expansion
Garden membership benefits expand to include 10% discounts at locally-owned garden centers and nurseries. The Columbus Botanical Garden offers checkout privileges in 500-volume library to members. The first comprehensive plant labeling program offers correct botanical information to visitors.
Funding from a variety of sources provides for landscaping upgrades, street signs, improvements to farmhouse interior and a donation box on property.
2010: Grants Awarded
2013: Sam M Wellborn Camellia Garden Dedication
2014: New Executive Director, Matt Whiddon
- Molly Day, President
- Edward Kinner, Vice President
- Ricky Gordy, Treasurer
- Sheila Kiggins, Corresponding Secretary
- Mary Lou Swift, Recording Secretary
- Matt Whiddon, Executive Director
|Cindy Alexander||Swain F. Gravlee||Lally McGurk
|Mizell Alexander||Rick Gordy
|Mary Elsie Martin|
|Patricia Barfield||Nancy Gunby||Marjorie Newman|
|Sherri Callaway||Angie Hart||Dixie Olson|
|Mrs. Susan Claire Cheney||Sally Hatcher||Mary Lou Swift
|Chuck Cumiskey||Bruce Howard||Pam Thayer|
|Mr. Billy Cunningham||Maudie Huff||Sam Wellborn|
|Mrs. Gloria Weston-Smart|
|Terri Edwards||Edward Kinner
|J. Robert Elliott, Jr||Betsy Leebern||Malon Wickham|