Columbus Botanical Garden


It’s Pollinator Month here at Columbus Botanical Garden, where we celebrate and learn about the pollinators that benefit our garden in so many ways! All events, Lunch and Learn, and kid’s programs will be pollinator themed.  

CBG’s annual Pollinator Palooza, our bee, bird & butterfly themed educational event will be happening on August 19th! This event includes educational activities for all ages, kids’ crafts, and taking part in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census. Don’t miss this exciting month at CBG and the great opportunities to learn about these friends of the Garden!


Pollinator Palooza!

Pollinator Pals School Garden Program

Gala in the Garden Events

Volunteer of the Month

Honey Harvest
and MORE!

Keep up with ALL upcoming events here:

Upcoming Events

9am-5pm, last entrance time at 4pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-8pm, last entrance time at 7pm

August is the last month for extended hours.

Members and nonmembers, please check in at admission kiosk before entering the garden.
As always, thank you for your membership!

Use your CBG membership to receive discounts on the many upcoming events and visit the Garden as many times as you want throughout the year for free!

Garden Admission: $10 adults // $5 ages 4-17 // Free 0-3
Free entry for CBG Members

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Join us for our annual Pollinator Palooza, the Garden’s bee, bird, and butterfly-themed educational event! Participate in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census by helping take a census of all the little pollinators buzzing and whirring around our gardens. Take a walk down the JoAnn Holt Walking trail to learn all about banding birds and how scientists study them. Then head to the terrace gardens to learn about how monarchs are tagged and traced for thousands of miles as they migrate! 

We’ll have guests with their own tables to talk about all sorts of pollinator subjects as well as a honey tasting from our own honeybees!

Kids can enjoy our fun bird and bee-themed crafts.

FREE for members

Regular admission for nonmembers ($10 adults / $5 ages 4-17 / 0-3 free entry)

Pay at admission day-of.

Little Sprouts

 Little Sprouts will learn all about the different kinds of pollinators found in the garden, then go on a hunt to see how many they can find!

$5 members / $7 nonmembers (per child), free entry for 1 caretaker

Register Here

Budding Naturalist

Naturalists will learn all about the different kinds of pollinators, how they help our garden grow, and the importance of pollinators in our environment! 

$5 members / $7 nonmembers (per child), free entry for 1 caretaker

Register Here

Lunch & Learn

August 16th, 12:00-1:00pm

Sarah Tash will be discussing native bees and the benefits they provide to us and the environment.

FREE for CBG members // $10 for nonmembers

Register Here

****For ALL events, CBG members MUST create/log in to your account & add a ticket to your cart to automatically receive your member discounts on the new website. Please email or call for questions.


In the Garden


Pollinator Pals School Garden Program

sponsored by AFLAC


Coming up at CBG!

Learn more about Gala in the Garden!

We are SO excited for this year’s Gala in the Garden events! Thursday evening’s Gala in the Garden will be catered by 11th & Bay and will feature the musical up-and-coming sister trio, The Castellows for entertainment. All food and drinks are included in the ticket price.

Friday’s Garden Luncheon boasts a Southern Living-inspired meal with mimosas and coffee, as well as a presentation and book signing by Bestselling Author, Gardener, and Interior Designer, James Farmer from Perry, Georgia.

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship, please email for more information. Patron sponsorship packages are on sale now!



A Message from Executive Director,

Adriana Quiñones

What an exciting month we have in store for August! I know it is hot but this is also when some real magic happens. It is Pollinator Month and we are showcasing everything pollinator. As you read through our newsletter this month, pick out at least one event you will attend. We have something for every age and the tradeoff is you will learn more about pollinators and how important these small members of our world are! Learn also about the great gift our own, hardworking bees give us – Honey!

We are so thankful for our members and visitors. You are the reason we exist and we are all so grateful for how you all have embraced our programming. Every month, we learn so much at our lunch and learn series. And this month will be no different. We love seeing so many of our friends attending but we love seeing new faces too! Make sure to let us know you’re coming so your spot is saved, because these usually sell out.

Our pollinator garden is so full of activity, and you can participate in real citizen science by joining us for the statewide Great Pollinator Census. The data collected in our own garden will help scientists better understand what our native pollinators do. It’s a fun family activity and while you are here, you can explore the rest of the Garden! And speaking of the Garden, we hope you have enjoyed our extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is the last month for extended hours so make sure you come out and enjoy the cooler evenings this month before we return to our normal hours.  Please drop us a line at and let us know if you enjoyed the evening hours.

Next month will be our biggest fundraiser of the year – Gala in the Garden! We are so excited to be hosting the newly nationally signed and upcoming sister group, The Castellows, and to have Mr. James Farmer back to teach us about beautiful design. Our tickets go live Aug. 1st and I am sure you do not want to miss this year’s event! Last year, we sold out so make sure to get your tickets early. Our committee is working extra hard to make sure the evening and the luncheon are memorable. All of us here at the Garden, staff, and board are committed to making the garden an indispensable part of the community, and we can only do it with the support of YOU! So mark your calendar now for Sept. 14-15 for our 2023 Gala in the Garden. I hope to see you there and at one of our many events this month as well. Happy Summer!

With Gratitude,



Volunteer of the Month, Wade Wallace!

Wade Wallace has been a faithful volunteer and great friend to the Garden for over five years. Our Wade Wallace Pollinator Garden was established in 2020 due to his dedication to the Garden and love for pollinators. Wade has brought caterpillars and butterflies from his own home garden to our kids’ programs. Children light up when he places butterflies on zinnias for them to observe then releases them into our gardens. Wade has volunteered in our vegetable terraces and pollinator garden, led tours for Garden Clubs, and has done various maintenance projects over the years.

Thank you, Wade, for all that you do for Columbus Botanical Garden! We appreciate you!


Volunteer at the Garden

As always, we have opportunities to volunteer at our events,  programs for adults and children, garden upkeep, maintenance projects, tours and more. We are so thankful for our volunteers who help keep Columbus Botanical Garden growing and thriving.

Age for volunteering is 16+.

If you have a group that would like to volunteer, please call us at 706-327-8400.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here

Become a CBG Member!

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to Columbus Botanical Garden

  • Reciprocal benefits with 345+ gardens, arboreta, and conservatories – including free entry into the Atlanta Botanical Garden

  • Monthly Growing Garden email newsletter

  • Invitations to members-only events

  • Member’s discount ticket pricing on most programs and public events

For more information on CBG Memberships, contact Veronica Johnson at

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Thank you for helping our garden grow! We hope to see you at Columbus Botanical Garden this month!

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