Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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. 


Before I go, I'd like to let you know that I'm a guest on the IWSG Anthology blog talking about my short story, Ghosts of Pompeii which will be part of the Voyagers anthology coming out in May. To read the interview, go here.

13 comments:

  1. Hiking trails! That caught my interest.

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  2. The floating water playground sounds fun.

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  3. wow - gardens, floating water, sand beach. I"m there!

    also - congrats on all of the stuff with your books - you are having successes left and right. Plus orchestra. One talented young lady!

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  4. Hi Sherry - the Callaways, especially Cason, were/are really interesting people - loved reading up about them. Good luck with your projects as Joanne mentions ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I haven't done a lot of research on the Callaways. Maybe I will to learn more about them.

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  5. To me, water features are the best thing about many gardens I have seen! Congratulations on getting into the anthology. You are multi-talented!
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    1. Thank you! I love gardens with water features too!

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  6. I haven't been to this blog of yours before, nor have I been to Callaway Gardens. Congratulations on your publication!

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I've been doing this one a while. Admittedly, I haven't had much time to visit gardens these days. Hopefully that will change.

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