Thursday, October 31, 2013

Callaway Gardens


Callaway Gardens, located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, covers 6,500 acres.  It was begun in 1952 by Cason and Virginia Callaway to protect native azalea plants.  Today there are a multitude of attractions, including an Overlook Garden, Vegetable Garden, Butterfly Center, Horticultural Center, and Pioneer Log Cabin.

The property is also the site of Robin Lake Beach (the world's largest man-made white sand beach) and Iceberg Island Floating Water Playground.  Between the gardens, hiking trails, and water features, it's definitely a place where you can spend an entire day.


The gardens are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $13.00 per adult and $6.50 per child. 




20 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry,

    It looks a most tranquil location. It sure would be a full day out from what you mentioned. Now that you live in Georgia, have you been there?

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Yes. This is a garden I've recently visited. I'm planning on seeing more gardens in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama.

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  2. A little pricey, but I could actually visit that one.

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  3. wow - looks worth every penny. Knowing how much hard work is involved in gardening, I'll pay admission to see the magic that I won't do in my back yard.

    (also, thanks for getting my poetry book - Hazy Memory. Sure hope you like it)

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    1. I haven't read it yet - I'm still working on Alex's book. But I have it, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I love the poem sample you gave the other day!

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  4. The pics ooze tranquility. Makes me feel better just looking at them.

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    1. Gardens certainly do have a relaxing quality!

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  5. i've been there hundreds of times and it never gets old. it's gorgeous. go at christmas for fantasy in lights.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I was going to go to Lake Lanier, but maybe I'll do this one, too.

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  6. So beautiful and colorful! Love the reflections :)

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    1. I think the gardeners did a magnificent job in positioning the azaleas to capture those reflections!

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  7. Wow, that garden looks truly magical

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  8. Wow, these Callaway Gardens look beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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