Signature Plumleaf Azaleas In Bloom Now

28 Jul
July 28, 2014

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

NEWS – Beach Trip Package Extended Through 8/10/2014

25 Jul
July 25, 2014

NEWS – Beach Trip Package offer EXTENDED through 8/10. Starts at $99. Reserve now at or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

Coming Soon … 16th Annual Callaway Gardens Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

25 Jul
July 25, 2014

Check it out … or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

Sharing Beauty. Double Rainbow Over Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

22 Jul
July 22, 2014

Beautiful. A double rainbow over the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Sunrise this morning. Courtesy of Butterfly Center Manager Michael Buckman.

Movies on the Beach: Despicable Me 2 Showing on Friday, July 11, 2014

10 Jul
July 10, 2014

Movies on the Beach this Friday features “Despicable Me 2.”

Be entertained by DJ Mikey J from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shop the local Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the 8 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus (no ticket required) at 8 p.m. And, then the movie. Bring your chair or blanket.

Free for overnight guests, guest who’ve been in the Gardens during the day, annual passholders and Military and their spouse. Arriving at 5 p.m. … admission changes to only $5. See you here!

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

Thank you for a Fantastic Fourth of July! More Summer Fun to Enjoy!

10 Jul
July 10, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words.  We hope to see you soon at Callaway Gardens.  For information, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800.225-5292).


More Improvements at the Mountain Creek Inn

10 Jul
July 10, 2014

To go along with the recent improvements to the Mountain Creek Inn’s rooms, lobby, Plant Room restaurant, and ballrooms, we are pleased to share that significant upgrades to the Mountain Creek Inn’s pool have been completed.  The improvements include pool furniture, pool deck, landscaping and hardscaping, and more.

Call soon and you can reserve a Beach Trip Package – starting at $99 per night.  It includes access to Robin Lake Beach, one session on Aqua Island – a floating playground, two hours of bicycle rental and one hour of tennis.

To make a reservation, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292).

Golf for Wellness

07 Jul
July 7, 2014

Sharing a recent published travel blog about Callaway Gardens, golf and wellness. Enjoy!


Tonight’s Astronomy Program

07 Jul
July 7, 2014

Tonight’s “On My Stars!” Astronomy program is free to attend. Tonight’s moon is a waxing gibbous moon, which according to, means it appears high in the east at sunset. It’s more than half-lighted, but less than full (as shown in the image).

It begins around 9 p.m. at the Overlook Pavilion. Bring a chair or blanket on which to sit. Enter through the Original Gardens Gate on U. S.Hwy. 27 and turn left.

This amazing educational opportunity is provided in partnership with Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space and Science Center.  Photo credit goes to Missouri Skies.

July 4th Happenings – Save or Join Text Program

03 Jul
July 3, 2014

Two ways to keep up with July 4th happenings for 2014. Save this schedule or text CGLIVE 81680 to receive updates throughout the day!

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