Seedlings in Pots
Welcome to the Columbus Garden 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 creating compost, 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!
    And we're adding more native trees, shrubs, and prairie plants to our 2-acre property every day.

  • 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 6-12 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!



From seed sowing to pruning to harvest, you'll find a variety of classes on caring for plants.



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.

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Discover new ways to prepare, preserve, and enjoy the harvest!

Cherry Tomato Salad
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and you made it happen!


We deeply appreciate your generosity and purchase/donations of seeds, used garden books, labor/materials, and good old cash. Every dollar helped us with the expense of obtaining and installing our "pre-owned" steel French doors.

Thank You!

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!