Experience the Beauty of Fall at Columbus Botanical Garden
The familiar feeling of Fall is here at the Garden and we love celebrating it! From harvesting our seasonal vegetables to watching the leaves turn bright and gold on the ginkgo trees, to feeling the cool breeze while walking along the JoAnn Holt walking trail, we’re enjoying Fall and all the cozy feelings that come with it.
We’re excited about the holiday season, the membership deals, and the planting of new annuals coming up! Horticulture manager, Amarilys has been hard at work choosing this year’s plants and garden designs! We’ve also started wrapping our trees with lights for SHINE and we can’t wait for you to experience this memorable event!
Activity Under the Oak (cont.)
Volunteer of the Month
GROOVEtanical and BOOtanical recap
Keep up with ALL upcoming events here:
Open EVERY DAY
9am-5pm, last entrance time at 4pm
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
Join us for our annual dazzling holiday light display, SHINE, a Celebration of Nature and Wonder
at Columbus Botanical Garden!
Photos with Santa, Walk of Stars, Kids’ Crafts, Holiday Market, Bioluminescence Maze, Live Entertainment, and more!
Festive concessions and s’more kits will be available for purchase and there will be live music or performances each night to get you in the holiday spirit!
Mark your calendar for the following dates.
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
The Columbus Ballet will be performing scenes from their upcoming production of The Nutcracker at Shine on December 1st.
Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email email@example.com
for more information.
Wednesday, November 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
CBG Members, come experience our first night of Shine for FREE!
Purchase your Shine Star!
The Columbus Botanical Garden invites you to remember or celebrate your loved one this holiday season by purchasing a Star to be featured in the Walk of Stars at our upcoming Holiday Light Display, Shine. Star donors will be recognized along the pathway of The Sam M. Wellborn Camellia Garden. Each star is a glowing white 7 point weatherproof Moravian Star that is lit from within.
Stars come in small, medium and large.
Large star includes dedication text.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa!
Join us at the farmhouse for Cookies and Cocoa with Santa! Decorate holiday cookies, make a reindeer treat bag, write letters to Santa, and take photos with him!
December 16th, 21st, and 22nd
5-6pm, ticket includes Shine admission.
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Join us with your favorite teddy bear and enjoy a fun Christmas tea in the Adams Farmhouse. Also, have a special meet and greet with sugar plum fairies! Food and drinks are included and provided by Lavender Blooms.
Sunday, December 17th
Blanket Making Workshop
Join us for a creative Holiday Blanket Making Workshop with Sofi and Ari. Blankets will come with pre-selected Christmas-colored yarn. Embrace the holiday season with a handmade blanket that will become a cherished keepsake for years to come! Ages 12+
Sunday, December 10th
Come create a beautiful Christmas cake just in time for the holiday season! Class includes a three-tiered mini cake, frosting, and all supplies needed to design your own holiday masterpiece. This is an in-depth class on how to mix colors, frost cakes, and do fine detail work. Light refreshments are included. Ages 15+
Sunday, December 3rd
Come celebrate Veterans Day with us at the Garden on Saturday, November 11th! All military will have free entry into the garden and discounted Beehive Family Memberships for $50 instead of $80! Military discounted membership is only available for purchase at the Garden.
This is the perfect time to renew or purchase your memberships (for yourself OR loved ones)! #OptOutside is the opportunity to spend time outside in our gardens on Black Friday, the busiest in-store shopping day of the year. Beehive memberships will be 15% off ONLY when visiting the Garden on November 24th!
Starting Saturday, November 25th through Monday, November 27th, we are offering 10% OFF Beehive memberships online for Cyber Monday! Watch out for the emails with discount codes coming this month.
A CBG membership is also a great gift idea for friends and family. Make sure to take advantage of these exclusive discounts!
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that helps non-profits reach their giving goals on November 28th. We appreciate all who support the Garden in any capacity! More information coming soon!
Tuesday, November 7th, 10-11am
Little Sprouts will learn all about wintering birds!
$5 members / $7 nonmembers (per child), free entry for 1 caretaker
Thursday, November 9th, 10-11am
Naturalists will learn all about wintering birds!
$5 members / $7 nonmembers (per child), free entry for 1 caretaker
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00-1:00pm
Jenni Harris from White Oak Pastures will be here to talk about their vertically integrated farming model and how they create better soil and better products every day with livestock.
FREE for CBG members // $10 for nonmembers
We hope you have taken advantage of this fun opportunity every Saturday from 9-11am! Activity Under the Oak features nature-themed activities that’ll teach kids all about things like bird beak adaptations, identifying leaves, animal habitats, and more! Stop by the Big Oak on Saturday mornings between 9:00-11:00 AM through November 18th and participate in a fun educational activity!
Activities are geared towards elementary-aged children but are fun for the whole family.
FREE for members / Regular admission for nonmembers / 0-3 free
No pre-registration necessary
Seedling Storytime is a fun, interactive experience for kids aged 0-2. Children will get to experience a fun storytime, sensory activities, a song and dance, and more! This program will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month.
Monday, November 20th, 10-11am
Topic: Wintering Birds!
Nonmembers: $7, Members: $5, (per child), 1 free caretaker
****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 December, all adult and children monthly programs will be put on hold for SHINE Events and workshops.
October Events Recap!
BOOtanical Halloween & GROOVEtanical Benefit Concert
Halloween weekend was a BLAST here at the Garden! Thanks to everyone who came out to BOOtanical Halloween, sponsored by Publix
& GROOVEtanical benefit concert with The Band Silhouette
, sponsored by Scofflaw Brewing Company
! We couldn’t be more grateful for the support of our community and the partnerships we have!
Thank you also to our amazing volunteers for helping to make these events so special.
At the Garden
Guitar and Voices, CSU’s Schwob School of Music
Talented students from CSU’s Schwob School of Music did a walking concert all around the Garden. The audience enjoyed music of different types in our beautiful garden locations.