As part of the spring tourism season, the city of Columbus holds a Spring Pilgrimage that includes tours of antebellum homes, live music events, arts, food, a 5K race, and stories from the town’s history.
We selected the tour that included Colonnade Gardens. The original gardens were installed in the 1860’s and include a boxwood maze, gazing pool with fountain, kitchen and herb garden, and a pleasure garden.
There were so many gorgeous shrubs and spring flowers that this area with lawn was a pleasure to walk through.
The garden was composed of arbors, trellises, and other structures that gave character to each area. There was even an original outdoor grill/oven made of old brick.
Gazing Pool and Fountain
This was a small pool, but suited to the size of the yard. It was a peaceful spot to sit and reflect.
The Boxwood Maze
The boxwood maze was a small maze with bricked pathways, a fountain in the center, and a high archway constructed of tying the tops of two extremely tall and narrow deciduous trees together.