Columbus Georgia Botanical Garden

I’ve been busy in my gardens the last couple of weeks, hence my absence. But, I wanted to share a beautiful plot of garden in Columbus, Georgia. This is the garden and homestead of Lillie Belle Kimbrough Adams. The 22-acre piece of land has been given in her memory, by her family, to establish an ongoing garden works program. It features the old house, totally a girl’s house, as I call them, because you can tell by the care that a girl-woman was here to love it. I would have liked Lillie Belle I am sure! A small house painted white, with lots of windows and a big porch, is always my favorite! So, let’s take a stroll through her garden!

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

In a southern garden you can grow elephant ears and other palms in your cottage garden!

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

And one must have a formal herb garden………

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and a view from another way………

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

I love the shadows in the garden too, don’t you?

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

They were preparing for a wedding reception today. Another perk of the gardens.

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

There is another cottage on the farm along with one of the barns………….

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

This is the view of the carriage house and behind that, the gin house, where cotton was ginned. A gin was a machine that separated the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton. What a hot job that would have been!

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Walking past what looks like grapes on a stick…….. it is an American Beautyberry……. I like it! The berries grow on stems, as you can see, and are colored fuchsia to rich purple. The birds love them and so do the deer! It mostly is a small mound-like plant that grows in shade, with moist to wet, well-drained soil.

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

And the big picture……….

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Coming upon Sally’s Vegetable Terrace…….the sign.

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and in real life……

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

What’s up this way?

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Work was in progress on the Rose Gardens…….

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

From the fountain, flows water all around the rose garden………..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

this way……..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and that way……..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

The garden fountain and water plan reminded me of gardens in Italy or Spain.

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Twisting this way and that…………..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Which leads us on to the walking trails…..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

Did you know Georgia has walking trails just for their Camellia’s? Pick up the brochure at the state’s tourism offices. I counted 33 gardens with Camellia trails! Camellias have been part of the southern garden landscape since the establishment of the original thirteen colonies. We are viewing the garden in the fall so will have to come back to see the camellias in bloom!

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and for the walker’s, there are choices to be made………..

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and also spots to sit and rest a bit………

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

and there are more beautiful flowers to see!

Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens
Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens

I hope you have enjoyed our walk through the Columbus Georgia Botanical Gardens today. They are doing a great job to develop the gardens, protect woodlands and provide educational programs, in a beautiful serene environment. They also host many workshops and events! I really enjoyed this garden! More to see in Columbus……stayed tuned!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I can see why you like the house! I would too. Such lovely walks through the garden, and that beauty berry is a very intense and striking colour.

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    1. I love small country homes and small cottages! The beautyberry was a new plant to me! Did you notice how big the fencing was to keep the deer out? I need that fence around my cottage!

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