Columbus Botanical Garden gears up for Arbor Day festivities, plans to expand

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Columbus Botanical Garden is gearing up for its Arbor Day celebration. In doing so, they are also setting themselves up for a big addition to their center.

By the end of this year, the garden hopes to expand its Gin House – a place people can hire for weddings, business retreats… and a venue for educational seminars at the facility.

Today the Avery Tree Care and My Tree Guy teams got the ball rolling – they removed over 20 trees from the garden as part of a service project with the Georgia Arborist Association. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to the purpose of Arbor Day, this removal was essential to protect pollinators in the region.

They did it for free no cost…we are very grateful to them but they did it because 1. The trees that were felled were sick and dying anyway and we have to move our bees we have here beehives that produce honey and they are unfortunately where we hope to do some construction work.

Adriana Quinones, Executive Director, Columbus Botanical Garden

As for Arbor Day, activities at the Botanical Garden will begin at 11 a.m. and will be open to the whole family. City arborists will teach attendees how to climb a tree, how to prune trees at home – and for kids there will be lawn games and scavenger hunts to help them explore the space.

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