Celebrate Pi Day at the Country Kitchen

13 Mar
March 13, 2015

Celebrate Pi Day at The Country Kitchen on Saturday. Enjoy a slice of Pecan Pie for $3.14 on 3/14 in honor of 3.14. Yummy!

Today’s Major Concert Announcement

12 Mar
March 12, 2015

Coming In Concert! Click the band name to reserve your overnight package with tickets, or for a link to purchase tickets.

Travis Tritt with Special Guest Daniel Lee, Saturday, May 16

Pamarmlee with Special Guest Ricky Gunn, Saturday, May 30

38 Special, Friday, June 26

Foghat with Special Guest Neal Lucas, Saturday, July 18

Bring on the Summer Concert Series!

The Summer Sunset Concert Series is starting off strong with a concert by country music legend and Georgia native Travis Tritt.  Callaway Gardens has partnered with Wallace Productions to add this and three other major acts to the Summer music series.

Travis Tritt, native of Marietta, GA, is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early 90s.   Tritt will take the stage on Saturday, May 16, with special guest Daniel Lee.  Advance tickets are $35; $45 day of show.  Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.  Showtime is 8 p.m. To purchase an overnight package with tickets or tickets only,

Parmalee made history when its multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.  Parmalee was also the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line.  “Carolina” was recently certified gold (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.  Their debut country album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. In 2014, Parmalee earned a semi-finalist nod for the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “New Artist of the Year” award and was a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group.” Parmalee will take the stage on Saturday, May 30, with special guest Ricky Gunn.  Advance tickets are $25; $35 day of show.  Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.  Showtime is 8 p.m.

After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to share their signature blast of Southern Rock. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance.  Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. Most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen. They will perform at Robin Lake Beach on Friday, June 26.  Advance tickets are $25; $35 day of show.  Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.  Showtime is 8 p.m.

Foghat - In the late 60s Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett toured America as members of the seminal British band Savoy Brown who were on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene. Foghat was formed in 1971 when Roger and Dave left Savoy, wanting to give a more rock ‘n roll flavor to the blues-boogie music they had been playing. They took America by storm during the 1970s. and dominated the airwaves with classic songs such as “Fool for the City,” “Slow Ride,” Night Shift’, “Stone Blue,” “Third Time Lucky,” and their cover of Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You.”  Foghat has never stopped touring and recording because they just love to play. That is what Foghat is all about … the music!  In the last few years, the band has reached a whole new generation of fans due to their songs appearing on such popular games as Guitar Hero III, numerous movies, and TV ads, etc. As a result, the tour keeps going and the boogie continues.  Foghat will perform at Robin Lake Beach on Saturday, July 18.  Advance tickets are $25; $35 day of show.  Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.  Showtime is 8 p.m.

These acts just add to the variety of music offered at Callaway Gardens.  In addition, tickets are available to the Go Green! St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 14, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There are two new Singer-Songwriter Nights.  March 21 will feature Daniel Lee, Cory Quintard and Sam Koon. March 28 artists include Davis Nix, Rick Brantley, Kyle Wilson and Neal Lucas.  On Friday, April 24, Callaway Gardens will once again feature Symphony on the Sand featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Special events, including Memorial Day Weekend featuring the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party and the Labor Day Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival will each have a lineup of great musical acts.  In addition, every Saturday night between Memorial Day and Labor Day will feature a concert.

“The atmosphere of Callaway Gardens and Robin Lake Beach is just amazing.  Past concerts have proven that you just add musicians and concert-goers and you have a great experience,” said Buddy Wallace of Wallace Productions.  “This is a win-win-win experience for everyone involved.  This lineup appeals to all most anyone.  We hope everyone will find their favorite acts and come out to a concert.”

To purchase tickets, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.

Make it a getaway!  Special overnight packages that include lodging, two concert tickets, and admission to the Gardens and its many attractions are available for each concert date.

For more information or to make arrangements, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.  Keep up with news from Callaway Gardens at www.facebook.com/callawaygardens and at www.twitter.com/CallawayGardens.

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

Perfect Forecast this Weekend – Getaway to Callaway Gardens

06 Mar
March 6, 2015

Can we get an “amen”?? Look at that beautiful forecast. Need we provide any better reason to visit Callaway Gardens this weekend. Get outside and get some fresh air! Call tonight and ask for a great overnight rate. 1.800.898.4868 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

Tickets NOW for Symphony on the Sand featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – April 24, 2015

04 Mar
March 4, 2015

Enjoy Symphony on the Sand featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) at Callaway Gardens® on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 8 p.m.

General seating* on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach is available online in advance for $25 or at the gate for $30.  Admission is half-price for Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders and active/retired military and their dependents, upon presentation of a valid military identification card at the gate.

A limited number of stage front tables* on the beach (with eight chairs and table cloths) are available for $300 to $400 based on proximity to the stage.  A variety of food baskets and seasonal floral arrangements created by Callaway Gardens’ horticulturists are available for purchase.  To order, visit www.callawaygardens.com/aso.

Dress is casual.  The Robin Lake Beach gate will open at 5 p.m.  The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Limited food concessions will be available onsite.

Proceeds benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF). For information on becoming a sponsor, please call (706) 663-5170.

“What an amazing night at Callaway Gardens.  Do yourself a favor and purchase an overnight package that includes concert tickets,” said Andy Brown, event organizer.  “Relax and enjoy the weekend at Callaway Gardens.”

Overnight packages include concert tickets and start at $179* in the Mountain Creek Inn or guests can choose to stay in the Cottages, Villas or Vacation Homes.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.855.421.3245 or visit www.callawaygardens.com/aso.

*Rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy in the Mountain Creek Inn.  Taxes are not included.  Based on availability.  Not valid for groups.

Daffodils are Blooming in Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden

02 Mar
March 2, 2015

A little confidence booster that Spring “is” on the way!  To make your reservation today, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call call 1.855.421.3245.

“Nature Angled” Art Exhibit Now on Display

02 Mar
March 2, 2015

Guests are invited to visit Callaway Gardens to visit a new traveling visual arts exhibit entitled “Nature Angled.”

Through July 26th, guests can enjoy the works from eight artists who interpret nature through their art forms including glass, paint, photography and three-dimensional paper.

The Bright Ring Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of many talented individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help artists and craftsmen.  The Foundation’s mission is to offer education and tools needed to enhance earning potential, identifying both traditional and non-traditional income sources for the artists and to educate the public about the value of arts and crafts in our culture.  Artists are chosen not only for their artistic ability but also for their interest in gaining exposure for their art.  “Nature Angled” is the fourth traveling exhibition created and curated by the Bright Ring Foundation. The exhibitions are hosted by museums around the country.

The eight Georgia artists featured in this exhibit include:

David Bell, Photographer
Reginald Erawok, Photographer
Barbara Johns, Photographer
Richard Levy, Photographer
Hung Nyugen, Glass Artist (apprenticed under Hans Godo Frabel)
Errol Tomlinson, Painter (acrylics, pen and ink)
Karl Warden, Photographer
Mona Waterhouse, Paper Artist

A variety of artwork can be purchased through the Callaway Discovery Gift Shop.

The exhibit is open through July 26, 2015, at the Callaway Discovery Center daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. beginning March 21).  Entry is included with Gardens Admission.


NEW Saturday Night Italian Buffet Begins this Weekend! Delizioso

25 Feb
February 25, 2015

The Plant Room will begin a brand new Saturday Night Buffet begins this Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.  Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez and his culinary team have created a delicious menu.  To check it out, CLICK HERE.

The buffet is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. inside the lobby of the Mountain Creek Inn.  The public is welcome.

Come and enjoy!

Two Singer-Songwriter Nights Announced at Callaway Gardens

23 Feb
February 23, 2015

Imagine cases littered about as the air vibrates with the strumming and tuning of guitars as performers  ready themselves to entertain you.  The intimate setting will be the open-air Ski Pavilion, suspended over beautiful Robin Lake Callaway Gardens. As the musicians take their seats, everything will get quiet and “Singer-Songwriter Night” will begin.  The performers represent a variety of genres and lyrical styles.  One by one, they will tell a story of how one of their particular songs came to be written and then play it for those fortunate to be in attendance.  Plan to participate in this intimate event.

To make an overnight reservation or to purchase tickets to the event by phone, call 1.800.852.3810.

Tickets purchased in advance are $15* per person; day of event are $20 per person. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Two nights to choose from:

Daniel Lee, Cory Quintard and Sam Koon – March 21 – BUY TICKETS HERE

Davis Nix, Kyle Wilson, Rick Brantley and Neal Lucas March 28 – BUY TICKETS HERE

To print a poster for the event, CLICK HERE.

St. Patrick’s Day Concerts Announced! Go Green!

10 Feb
February 10, 2015

Don your green and head to Robin Lake Beach on Saturday, March 14, 2015, for a great St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Daniel Lee and the Barstool Prophets will both be providing awesome entertainment.  Those who wear green can enter the St. Patty’s Day Outfit Contest and enjoy $2.50 beers.  The party starts at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

Call your friends and make plans now to hang out at Callaway Gardens for a St. Patrick’s Day Concert Party.  Tickets are only $10 per person.  Tickets and overnight packages that include are available at www.callawaygardens.com/stpatricksday, or call 1.855.421.4199.

Hope to see you here!

Learn Something New this Winter and Spring at a Callaway Gardens Workshop

10 Feb
February 10, 2015

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.


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


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 education@callawaygardens.com.  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.

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