Farm girl-lovin’ flora and fuana surrounded me at May’s equestrian shoot location: Columbus Botanical Garden. The 23-acre preserved lawn in North Columbus offers cottage, herb, vegetable and camellia gardens, along with a mile-long looping trail through hardwood and pine trees. For avid bird watchers, the botanical garden attracts blue jays, cardinals, woodpeckers, robins, goldfinches and red-tailed hawks to its grounds for viewing. The tranquil site also features historic gin, carriage and farm houses, which connected to my equine coverage throughout these derby days.
3603 Weems Road | Columbus, Georgia, 31909 | 706-327-8400