A local favorite for decades, the opens in a new windowShelter Insurance Gardens are a must-see on your next visit to Columbia. A beautiful oasis in the bustle of Columbia, Shelter Gardens is an unexpected haven for locals and visitors.
Open year-round with the exception of Christmas day, Shelter Gardens is free and open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The three acre spot is home to over 300 varieties of trees and 15,000 annuals and perennials. Other unique features include a garden for the blind full of scented vegetation, a rock garden, a beautiful waterfall and a replica 19th century one room schoolhouse.
On select Sunday evenings in the Summer, guests can enjoy free concerts in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair and listen to local musical acts ranging from jazz to polka at the garden’s gazebo.
Shelter Gardens is a beautiful escape from the hustle of the everyday. So grab a book and a picnic and spend a tranquil afternoon in this Uniquely Columbia setting.