Thank you! It’s Official: #4 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Public Garden”

04 Apr
April 4, 2014

It’s official!  The voting is final and USA Today has announced that Callaway Gardens is one of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award recipient as a “Best Public Garden” in North America.  Thank you to all who voted.  To see the official announcement, CLICK HERE


Watch THIS: Azaleas are Blooming!

03 Apr
April 3, 2014

Listen as Callaway Gardens’ Director of Gardens Patricia Collins shares the news.  It’s TIME!

Spring Garden Center is Open at Callaway Gardens

03 Apr
April 3, 2014

Hurry to the Sibley Horticultural Center’s Garden Center and choose from:

Assorted 1g Native Azaleas – $12.00
Assorted 3g Native Azaleas – $20.00
Assorted 3g Evergreen Azaleas – $17.95
Dogwoods, Hydrangeas, Fringe trees, Japanese Maples Many Perennials from pint size to gallon size.

Only while supplies last.

The Garden Center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Azalea Watch is Online

21 Mar
March 21, 2014

Spread the word — azaleas are just starting to bloom at Callaway Gardens!

For a look at what’s happening, visit our web site at and click on Azalea Watch 2014.  A variety of locations and views are photographed and updated every few days.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For more information Callaway Gardens, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) or visit our website at

Celebrate Spring! Activities Announced

13 Mar
March 13, 2014

Spring is coming quickly!  Plan to visit Callaway Gardens for the fun and, of course, to enjoy the amazing beauty of azalea displays and more!  For details, CLICK HERE.

Vote for Callaway Gardens as Best Public Garden

06 Mar
March 6, 2014

Exciting news –  this week USA Today Travel notified us that Callaway Gardens is in the running for their 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest in the category of Best Public Garden.  Now, we need your help to win!

To vote for “Callaway Gardens   Pine Mountain”  CLICK HERE or visit    After you vote, please pass this email on to your other friends, family and colleagues who also love Callaway Gardens.  You can vote one a day through until the deadline.

There’s stiff competition – Don’t delay – the USA Today Readers’ Choice Award voting ends Monday, March 31, 2014, at midnight. Help us let your sphere of friends, family and colleagues know that Callaway Gardens is THE place to visit for their next getaway, meeting or retreat!

Learn Gardening History and Design from Experts Andrea Wulf and Erica Glasener

28 Feb
February 28, 2014

Two special gardening events are available in conjunction with the Annual Plant Fair & Sale.  On Thursday, March 27, enjoy the day learning from experts Andrea Wulf and Erica Glasener as they share their knowledge at the annual Callaway Gardening School. Wulf will speak on our how our founding fathers attitudes toward plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. Glasener will showcase how stunning plant combinations, thoughtful design and a strong identity can tie a garden to its region and still be beautiful.  Following their talks, both will be participating in a Question and Answer session.

Both will have their books available for purchase and signing. Afterwards, shop at the Plant Fair as these two experts stroll the Plant Fair and avail themselves for questions.  The cost of $87 includes transportation, lunch and a Wine and Cheese Get-Together at the end of the day.

On Friday, Glasener will be conducting a Landscape Design Workshop to inspire those with both grand and small gardens.  This event is $79 and includes lunch.

Both events are available for the special price of $159.

For a detailed schedule, CLICK HERE.

To register, call the Education Department at 706-663-5153 or email  Guests also can register online.

Take it all in by staying overnight with the special “workshop rate” in the recently renovated Mountain Creek Inn for $99.  Simply call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) or visit

Signs of Spring Beginning at Callaway Gardens

25 Feb
February 25, 2014

You might not know it from the temperatures, but Spring season has arrived in the forest of Callaway Gardens. We welcome the earliest wildflowers, called Spring Ephemerals, that are beginning to emerge from beneath the leaves.

The word “ephemeral” is defined as short-lived or transitory. The Spring Ephemerals complete their lifecycle by the time the trees shade the entire forest. They eventually disappear until they re-emerge the following Spring season.

When we asked Kathy Crye, Callaway Gardens’ Horticulturist, about the science behind the growth process of Sprint Ephemerals, she said, “These unique plants bloom early before the leaves of the trees shade the forest floor.  Without the leaves, sunlight is able to reach through allowing the flowers to bloom and create a colorful Spring display.”

On the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail of Callaway Gardens, you might get to see different kinds of early wildflowers such as Skunk Cabbage, Trout Lily, Trillium, Bloodroot, Rue Anemone, Spring Beauty, and Green and Gold. These beautiful wildflowers have their own respective qualities, scientific significance and natural hues; thus creating a palette of colors and vivid patterns for you to see.

We have a wide variety of special offers and packages that also only stay for a short period of time. So, don’t miss the opportunity of experiencing this canvas of nature’s beauty.  Many of the ephemerals bloom only for a short period of time and each day offers new and beautiful surprises in the garden. Give us a call at 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) or visit

THIS Saturday – Last Winter Market

19 Feb
February 19, 2014

The public is invited to a Winter Market at Callaway Gardens 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 22, at Robin Lake Beach, Pine Mountain, Georgia (Enter through Beach Gate on U.S. Hwy. 27).

The Winter Market features a variety of local and regional vendors selling seasonally available products such as fresh baked breads, fresh made salsas, handmade soaps and other specialty items.

The Farmers Market is committed to supporting the development of our local agricultural economy and healthy stewardship of area land. All products are produced within a 150-mile radius of Callaway’s home in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It offers an opportunity for farmers and artisans to sell their goods directly to consumers; assists businesses who sell locally grown food and garden-related products; and provides a unique shopping experience and gathering place for guests at Callaway Gardens.

Admission is free to the Winter Market (Please note admission will be charged to enter the Gardens)

For additional information, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292).


Gardens Closing Due to Winter Weather

11 Feb
February 11, 2014

Due to impending Winter weather, Callaway Gardens is taking a safety-first approach and will be closing the Gardens, its attractions and recreational offerings for guest access on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.  A decision about Thursday’s operations will be made on Wednesday afternoon.

As power and weather permits, a limited number of onsite restaurants will be open to serve guests. For restaurant hours of operation, to make a reservation, to reach an in-house guest or other general information, please call 706.663.2281.

We hope you and your family stay warm and safe!

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