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Come experience the beauty of Art and Nature in unison

Wild things live amidst the plants here at the Columbus Botanical Garden. Twelve larger than life animal topiaries are roaring and soaring among us from June to October! Beautiful arrays of moss, flowers, and foliage all combine to create these magnificent creatures. Explore our various gardens to visit all our animals across CBG. 

Creation stations will be set up at various parts of the Garden, where guests of all ages can come and create some of their own art out of our nature here at the Garden. From constructing your own mandala to leaf sketching, embrace your inner wild side this year as a part of CBG's Art of Nature: Walk on the Wild Side.

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Opening Reception

June 13th | 5pm - 7pm

Join us for the very first sneak peek at our topiaries. This is our opening day for all of our new animal friends. We'll have food and a cash bar for everyone who wants to come and celebrate the topiaries' arrival! This event is for everyone, but members get free entry and a free drink!

Summer Saturdays

Every other Saturday June 15th - July 27th, 10am-2pm

Going on a Lion Hunt

June 15th | 10am - 1pm

Join us on a lion hunt as we have our opening day for our Creation Stations! Inspired by George Axtells book “Going on a Lion Hunt” young explorers will create their own safari hats and wander through the garden trails looking for the great lion! 


Read along with us during our guided walk filled with hands-on learning activities and crafts as we read the story. Explore the garden and take part in our creation stations and see our new life sized topiary animals! 

Cost: $5 member / $7 nonmember, 1 free caretaker entry

Timeslots every 30 minutes, 15 people per time slot

Flamingo Craft Day

June 29th | 10am - 2pm

Cool off in our Adams Farmhouse for a fun craft day for all ages! We will have lilypad weaving and Flamingo collage art with recycled newspapers and magazines. Come create art inspired by nature!

Cost: Admission

Giraffe Theater Day

July 13th | 10am - 2pm

Walk into the world of imagination during our Giraffe Theater Day! We will have crafts inside our farmhouse to create your own Giraffe Marionette and animal mask with natural and recycled materials; then join the stage to put on your own show! 


We will have face painting and fun safari music on the patio along with a children's stage setup for young explorers to embrace their artistic side!

Cost: Admission

Elephant Water Day

July 27th | 10am - 2pm

Get ready to make a splash! Join us for a Wet and Wild day at the garden. Children can revel in water activities, so bring your swimsuits and join the aquatic fun amidst the beautiful botanical surroundings.

Cost: Admission

Other Classes and Events

Cut Flower Class

July 13th & 27th | 9:30am

While enjoying the beauty of our topiaries, you might have wondered what is takes to take care of your own array of flowers. Start the day with a short class on everything it takes to plant, care for, and maintain a cut flower garden, then head into the Garden to make a bouquet! Our flower experts teach you how to pair, cut, and organize your cuttings into a beautiful arrangement for you to take home. 
Cost: $30 nonmembers, $24 members

Art Show

While we've got our topiaries on display, we want to give credit to some artists around us and we'll have their art on display. Watch out for more information and dates coming soon! 

Plein Air Painting

October 5th | 9am-12pm

Ever wanted to paint our picturesque gardens while surrounded by the beauty of them? Well, this is for you! We're having an open call to all artists to come out and paint a section of our Garden en plein air. Any and all artists are welcome to come for free when registered beforehand, or pay admission day of!

Thank you to our sponsors for helping fund this exhibit. 

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