Annual Easter Events Planned at Callaway Gardens

Apr 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-6881 or 1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000
http://www.callawaygardens.com

 

 

Annual Easter Events Planned at Callaway Gardens



Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunts; Easter Sunrise Service; Buffets offer something for everyone; Traditional Easter Topiaries



PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (04/03/2015) – Enjoy Easter weekend with your family this year at Callaway Gardens® during the weekend of April 4-5, 2015.  As in years past, Callaway Gardens has family-friendly activities planned for the whole weekend.

Family Activities
All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m. on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach.  Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs.  The Easter Bunny will visit beginning at Noon with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken and enjoy the festivities including the egg hunts, a DJ, face painting, balloon artist and more fun.  Egg hunts are free with paid admission to Callaway Gardens.  Be sure to visit the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center to see the recently installed bunnies and chicks Easter topiaries.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m. on the ski pavilion on the west-side of Robin Lake Beach. Chris Patton, a Christian author, blogger and speaker and president of Mike Patton Auto, will deliver the Easter Sunday message. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service and beautiful music.  Admission is free prior to 8 a.m.  Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

Enjoy These Options for Easter Lunch
After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter Buffets for dozens of delicious selections.  The Callaway Gardens culinary team led by Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez will have something to please every palate

The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45* per adult.  A children’s buffet will be available for $22* for children 6 to 10 years of age.  For ballroom reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832.

The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter meal from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $55* per adult and $30* for children age 6 to 10.  A special menu for children ages 5 and younger will be available for $12.  For reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6734 or 706-663-6734.

The Country Kitchen will be featuring a special plated Easter Meal beginning at 11:30 a.m.  No reservations required.

Details on Easter weekend are available online at http://www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.

Callaway Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Callaway Gardens’ special event admission for Celebrate Spring! is $25/adult; $12.50/child (ages 6-12); and children 5 and under are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  An Annual Pass is a great way to enjoy Callaway Gardens’ many events and seasons.  For more information, visit http://www.callawaygardens.com/annualpass.

Make your reservations for Callaway Gardens’ Celebrate Spring! weekends by calling 1.800.463.6990 or visiting http://www.callawaygardens.com. ; Overnight lodging is available for those interested in a quick getaway.  Keep up with news from Callaway Gardens at http://www.facebook.com/callawaygardens and at http://www.twitter.com/CallawayGardens.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

*Taxes and gratuities are additional.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule

1 p.m.        Toddlers to 3-year-olds

2:p.m.        4- to 5-year-olds; 6- to 8-year-olds; 9- to 11-year-olds

3 p.m.        12- to -18-year-olds and Parents/Seniors

About Callaway Gardens
For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a zip line/obstacle course, butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 684 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities – with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

 

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