Columbia Star

Columbia Green announces 2019 Festival of Gardens

Forest Lake neighborhood private gardens to be on tour

The Forest Lake neighborhood will be featured as the location for Columbia Green’s 27th Annual Festival of Gardens on Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4. The tour will showcase eight private gardens in the neighborhood.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via Columbia Green’s website,, beginning April 1. Tickets are $25 for Columbia Green members and $35 for non-members. There is an additional $5 charge on the day of the tour.

Registration begins each day at 9 a.m. at Forest Lake Gardens, 5210 North Trenholm Road. The Gardens are open for self-guided tours each day from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. A Master Gardener and/or Columbia Green volunteer will host in each garden.

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. Grants are made possible from the proceeds from the Festival of Gardens to enhance Columbia’s natural beauty along roadways, to add trees to parks and neighborhoods, and to beautify other areas in Columbia.

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