When is the garden open?
The grounds are open from 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. During private events, sections of the Garden are reserved and may be closed to the public. Please respect those that have rented the Garden and avoid closed areas. Check the Events Calendar for more information and dates that have been reserved.
The offices, inside the Adams Farmhouse, are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and are closed on some holidays and in cases of inclement weather.
When is the best time to visit?
The garden is beautiful year round! We ensure we have plants growing in all seasons.
What is there to see?
CBG has a number of garden displays and unique plant specimens. Visit Gardens to view the different gardens we have.
What does it cost to visit?
The garden is free to the public! We accept donations and request a donation of $2 per person.
Is the garden accessible to wheelchairs?
The gardens cover varying terrain with concrete pathways, grass, and mulch paths. The Adams Farmhouse and the garden around the house are wheelchair accessible.
Are there restroom facilities or water fountains?
There are three restrooms in the Adams Farmhouse and two outdoor restrooms. We do not have water fountains, however we are happy to offer you water from our tap. Just ask!
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are allowed on the Jo Ann Holt Walking Trail provided that they are kept on a leash and you clean up after them.
Do you have a gift shop?
We do not currently have a gift shop.
Is there someplace to eat?
We do not have an on site restaurant.
How are the gardens funded?
CBG is a 501c3 charitable organization that is primarily funded through memberships and donations. Certain projects are also funded through grant programs.
May I take photos?
Cameras are permitted in the Columbus Botanical Garden and we want you to share your pictures with family and friends. If you happen to get a great shot, we’d love to see it! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share it on our Facebook page. Professional photographers are asked to join as members.
Do you host events?
We do host events. The gardens are a beautiful backdrop for all types of events. For information about renting CBG for your event, visit Rentals.
Do you give tours?
Guided tours are available Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.Reservations must be made one month in advance. We request a minimum of 10 or more. Cost is $3 per individual.
If you would like a tour of the garden as a prospective event venue, please call the office to make an appointment.
Do you have volunteers?
We love volunteers. A number of dedicated individuals donate their time and energy to help make the gardens great. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer page. If you have a group that would like to do a volunteer day, please call or email us.