Welcome to the Columbus Garden School
Learn Something New Every Season!
Welcome to our Gardening School, the place where you can learn new skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished, every single day. Have fun learning essential skills that last a lifetime!
Classes & Workshops
The Columbus Garden School provides hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching, combined with a healthy dose of FUN! In addition to learning about all aspects of gardening, you can take classes in food prep, urban animal care, and a wide variety of arts and crafts.
From seed sowing to pruning to harvest, you'll find a variety of classes on caring for plants.
ANIMALS & INSECTS
Honeybees, songbirds, chickens, beneficial insects, pests, and pollinators ... learn more at CGS.
Release your inner artist! Create useful and beautiful things for your home and garden.
Discover new ways to prepare, preserve, and enjoy the harvest!
About Our Gardening School
At the Columbus Garden School, we believe gardening helps us reconnect with things that matter. We believe that putting our hands in the dirt slows us down and reunites us with our essential nature. We believe in the transformative power of sunshine, pollinators, soil microbes, and of growing the plants that nourish us, body and soul.
At CGS, we inspire and nurture that gardening spirit — one person, one yard, and one neighborhood at a time — by offering fun, practical classes and by using eco-friendly gardening methods.
Our classes span a spectrum of gardening and homesteading topics. From starting seeds to canning pickles, from raising chickens to making compost to building cold frames, we give students the science-based knowledge and tools to live in a more sustainable, eco-friendly, and self-sufficient way.
We offer everything from one-hour workshops to multi-month, skill-building courses in a large, comfortable classroom. Some of our classes are free.
We have a large DIY demonstration garden where students can get their hands dirty!
Located on Cooke Road near I-71, we offer practical education at a variety of convenient times, days, and prices. Most classes are limited to 12-15 students.
Learn skills that last a lifetime while having fun! Our goal is to be the garden school most admired for our students, our instructors, and for our commitment to gardens and the natural environment in central Ohio. Join us!
CGS Gift Certificates!
Invite your gift recipient to learn more about eco-friendly gardening, homesteading, and home maintenance. Perhaps they’d like to learn about starting a garden or pruning trees … raising backyard chickens or honey bees … creating custom herbal products … or even how to rewire an outlet or do basic plumbing repairs. WE’VE GOT A CLASS FOR THAT. We also have craft classes, from making jewelry to casting concrete leaves for birdbaths.
You might even consider taking a “fun date” class together with your gift recipient. Catch up while you learn how to plan a vegetable garden, or compare notes on building a retro table lamp. Share giggles as you chase runaway beads in jewelry class. At the Columbus Garden School, we have fun no matter what we’re learning!
Drop Us a Note!
1350 E Cooke Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
Are You A Teacher?
We're looking for enthusiastic experts with a passion to share their skills. Must be organized, capable, and kind. Not sure if your class is right for the Columbus Garden School? Just ASK!