Visit Callaway Gardens now and into August to enjoy the brilliant blossoms of the Plumleaf azalea. This native plant’s fiery, red-orange blooms occur naturally only within a 100-mile radius of Callaway Gardens. It can be seen in abundance along the Gardens’ woodland drives, on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail and in the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl.
Founder Cason J. Callaway discovered this lovely flowering plant during a walk in the Georgia forest on a July afternoon. After learning its significance to the area, he and his wife Virginia developed Callaway Gardens partly in an effort to preserve this beautiful plant. The bloom of the Plumleaf azalea has been part of the Callaway Gardens logo since the Gardens’ inception.
For more than 60 years Callaway has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration, and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.
Admission to Callaway Gardens is $18/adult; $9/child (ages 6 to 12); children 5 and younger are admitted for free.
Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ga. For additional information about day or overnight visits, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.