Cultivate your artistic skills and expand your gardening and natural history knowledge with Callaway Gardens’ Workshop Series! Local experts and staff facilitate programs that allow you to explore new opportunities.
ART & GARDENING WORKSHOPS
Become a Raptor Ranger – Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interested is identifying local raptors? Join us for this interactive workshop where you will learn the key field identifiers to native raptors while they are in flight or on a perch. Meet some of our live raptors, including an owl, hawk, and falcon, up close and personal. Our trained raptor specialists will recommend the best places to identify local raptors, as well as migratory tracts these beautiful predators take every winter. Discover how birds of prey are beneficial to have on your property and learn ways to attract them. If you like both songbirds and raptors, learn how the two can co-exist to create a healthier habitat in your own backyard. Bird identification materials are provided; bring your own binoculars (limited supply available for loan during class).
Invite Birds into your Yard and Garden – Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Encourage your favorite feathered friends to your backyard! Learn how to attract year-round and migratory birds to your home landscape by using “homemade” bird feed, planting native plant species that provide cover and food. Tour Callaway Gardens’ Certified Backyard Habitat to learn how to identify common, local backyard birds. Materials are provided; bring your own binoculars.
Pine Needle Basketry – Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You’ll make a basket using pine needles and coil basketry techniques. This beginner class covers the basic skills needed to make the basket. Complete the class with a basket reflecting personal taste and design. Lunch is not included in the workshop, but participants may bring a lunch or pick up something from the Discovery Café. All supplies are included.
Azalea Workshop – Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Here’s your chance to learn all about azaleas: varieties best suited for the Southeast, natives to enhance your landscape and extend the season, culture and when and what to prune! After a classroom session which includes Questions and Answers, you will walk among Callaway Gardens’ azaleas with the instructor.
Basket Weaving: Catchall Cube – Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This basket is perfect for magazines, chair side projects or shelf storage. Start by weaving a square base that measures 10” x 10” and evolves into a functional round basket as you weave up to the 10” height. Finished with leather handles attached to the rim, this basket could be the secret to your organization. Suitable for all levels of weavers. Class Limited to 6 Participants
Make your own Garden Trough – Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you’ve admired the rustic beauty of English garden troughs, here’s your chance to make your very own ‘antique.’ Herbs, cacti, ferns and bonsai all work well in troughs and they add a wonderful decorative element to any garden. Join Victoria Goddard-Fischer in this hands-on art and gardening adventure to make your own garden trough.. Limit 15 people.
Hanging Basket Workshop – Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Make a summer hanging basket for yourself or to give as a Mother’s Day gift. Or perhaps give the workshop as a gift to someone special. Learn about hanging baskets, best plants to use, best combinations and how to make them last throughout the summer season. After an informative introduction you’ll get down to the ‘how-to’ so you can take home a creation all your own! Bring your gardening gloves. Other supplies included.
Basket Weaving: Delightful Versatility – Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Try your hand at a new technique for our Callaway Gardens basket making classes! This basket features a 4” x 6” wood bottom and is finished with a square dip handle. A wide assortment of natural materials will be provided for those who wish to embellish their baskets. Great fun and very versatile! An excellent project to welcome summer and suitable for beginning basket makers. Class Limited to 6 Participants
PREMIER GARDENING EVENTS
30th Southern Gardening Symposium – Friday, January 29-Sunday, January 31
The South’s premier gardening event features optional pre-conference workshops; a gardening marketplace; a silent auction; and speakers.
Annual Plant Fair and Sale – Thursday, March 26-Sunday, March 29
This exceptional shopping opportunity features a wide variety of plants and unique garden items from more than a dozen local and regional vendors. One of the Gardens’ largest fundraising events, proceeds help support the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and its educational and environmental programming. Free Admission
For a complete listing or to register, CLICK HERE or visit www.callawaygardens.com and enter “workshops” the search box. Or, call the Education Department at 1.844.265.7906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. Workshop fees include admission to Callaway Gardens. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before each workshop begins. Annual Passholders and Callaway Connection members qualify for special rates.
For overnight accommodations for any of these workshops, ask for the special “workshop rate” starting at $99* in the Mountain Creek® Inn at 1.855.421.4199.