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Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the area's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need to ...
What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum

  • 4080 Bloomwood Road
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-777-3934
  • Hours: Monthly Open House: 3rd Sunday every month from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; Wednesday Workcrew and Walkers: every Wednesday from 8:00 am-2:00 pm (Only Bloomwood Road Entrance Open)
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The W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, totaling 6.5 acres, is located near the University of South Carolina campus, in Columbia, South Carolina. The arboretum was a gift from William Gordon Belser, a neighborhood homeowner and real estate developer. It is a natural area now used for teaching biology.

The Arboretum is open for Monthly Open House the 3rd Sunday of every month from 1-4pm, except for the December Open House, which is on the 2nd Sunday from 1-4pm. Greeters will be at each of the entrance gates to provide handouts and answer questions.

The Arboretum is also open for every Wednesday from 8am-2pm Walkers and Work Crew, weather permitting (not during lightning storms or heavy rain). Entrance on Wednesdays is through the Bloomwood Road Gate only. Note that on Wednesdays our maintenance crews may be operating landscaping equipment.

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