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Columbia Green Announces 2017 Festival of Gardens

The historic Elmwood Park neighborhood will be featured as the location for Columbia Green’s 25th Annual Festival of Gardens on
Friday, May 5, and Saturday May 6, 2017. This is a must see Spring event each year, so make sure to mark your calendars.

The tour will showcase 9 private gardens and the Roy Lynch Butterfly Garden. The butterfly garden was a recipient of a community
grant from Columbia Green.

Elmwood Park was originally the site of the SC State Fair Grounds, beyond the city limits. Today it contains one of the largest
collections of homes built during the early 1900’s that still remain in the capital city. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the heart of Columbia, Elmwood Park combines charm with the convenience and excitement of downtown living. The neighborhood retains its feeling of life from Columbia’s past. Streets are lined with century old trees that visitors and neighbors enjoy while strolling by beautifully restored homes and gardens.

Tickets may be purchased beginning April 1, 2017 via Columbia Green’s website, www.columbiagreen.org. Tickets are $20 for Columbia Green members and $30 for non-members. There is an additional $5 charge on the day of the tour.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. each day in the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1111 Parkside Drive. Vendors will be on site and light refreshments will be available at the community center from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Columbia Green is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organized in 1984 to make the Columbia metropolitan area a more attractive place to live and work.   Columbia Green is most noted for beautifying the medians and other public areas. Grants are made through individual and corporate donations and memberships in Columbia Green. Refer to www.columbiagreen.org for additional information.

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