Gardens of Columbia 2021

GARDENS of COLUMBIA | June 4-5, 2021

Celebrate spring with Columbia's best public & private gardens! Tickets on sale now!

The Gardens of Columbia returns with twelve exceptional local gardens, expert lectures & demonstrations, and a special Friday evening garden party reception! 

Included with admission:

Self-guided access to featured gardens Friday & Saturday

Full schedule of lectures and demonstrations on-site at the Polk Home & Museum

Gardens of Columbia magazine featuring tour guide, local resources, and additional content

Garden Party reception (separate ticket)



All proceeds benefit the James K. Polk Memorial Association, the nonprofit organization that preserves and operates the President James K. Polk Home & Museum. Special thanks to the Maury County Master Gardeners! 

Lectures & Demonstrations

Lucia Vining, local beekeeper, will provide an introduction to keeping bees and the joys of the hobby.

Michelle Hughes, owner of Bloomstall in Columbia, will provide tips for arranging flowers at home. 

Candice Candeto, Polk Home & Museum Curator, will lead guests in walking tours of the Polk Home’s kitchen garden and boxwood garden with information about their histories.

Photo: Michael Gomez, Westlight Studios, Franklin, TN

Featured Guest: Sheree Rose Kelley

The Gardens of Columbia is pleased to welcome Sheree Rose Kelley as this year’s featured guest. Sheree will share highlights from her garden-inspired recipes during the tour weekend. Garden Party Reception ticket holders will enjoy treats from Sheree’s recipe collections and have an opportunity to meet the author and purchase her books.

Sheree Rose Kelley is a storytelling recipe-keeper who hails from Southern Middle Tennessee in Giles County. Today she is the C.E.O. of Belle Meade Winery and culinary instructor extraordinaire at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

Servin’ Up Summer is Sheree’s second cookbook in a series which evokes the memory of the home garden and meals prepared from scratch. Her first book, Breads & Spreads, documents the Southern breadbasket.

Learn more and purchase Sheree’s books at 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Landscape Management

Derek Wilson
Celebrating 75 Years

© 2024 President James K. Polk Home and Museum

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