Callaway Gardens Announces 2015 Fall/Winter Workshops

Sep 18, 2015



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


Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000



Callaway Gardens Announces 2015 Fall/Winter Workshops


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA - (09/18/2015) - 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.



Marvelous Monarchs

Saturday, October 3rd, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

Spend a fun, informative morning learning about these amazing creatures: their astounding life cycle, flight and details of their migratory journey.  Learn the perils these butterflies are facing in today’s world and how to help.  Class includes a visit to the Day Butterfly Center outdoor garden for tips on how to attract Monarchs. Try catching and tagging Monarchs and why this is important.  You’ll leave with lots of information and a butterfly garden plan.

Instructor: Michael Buckman, Manager, Day Butterfly Center

Fee: $25/Guest; $22.50/Annual Passholder


Beginning Geocaching

Saturday, October 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

Learn the ins and outs of this high-tech scavenger hunt.  Using GPS units and clues to search for hidden treasures.  Leave mementos, give others clues or even try to make it harder for the next searcher.  Fun and challenging at the same time!

Instructor: Kathy Gramling

Fee: $25/Guest; $ 22.50/Annual Passholder


Whooooo’s in your Neighborhood?

Saturday, October 10th, 9 a.m. to Noon

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

Explore the amazing world of owls including the habitats of Eastern Screech Owls, Barred Owls, and Great-horned Owls, and meet a living representative of each species. Learn how to make an area “owl-friendly” and to identify native owls by their calls.  Assist in constructing an owl nest box and one lucky attendee will be able to take the finished product home. Recommended for ages 6 and above.  Walking may be over uneven surfaces.

Instructors: Birds of Prey Staff

Fee: $35/Adults, $17/Children (ages 6-15) Guests; $31.50/Adults, $15.30/ Children Annual Passholder


Archaeology in the Gardens

Saturday, October 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

Come hike in a beautiful area with local archaeologists as guides and discover the collapsed ruins and abandoned artifacts of old farm houses. This hike will take a scenic route through a forest with century old trees and babbling brooks. This easy, one mile hike is suitable for ages 12 and older. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water and insect repellant.

Instructors: Southern Research Staff

Fee: $35/Guest; $30/Annual Passholder


Basket Weaving – Morning Mail Wall Basket

Saturday, November 7th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

Discover the joy of basket weaving!  This basket boasts a hand carved hardwood oak handle and is perfect for keeping keys, sunglasses, gloves and even mail handy!  Weave the basket then use your individual creativity to embellish with natural materials.  Suitable for weavers of all experience levels.  All basketry materials supplied.  Class limited to 6 participants.

Instructor:  Sharon Hynes

Fee: $50/ Guest; $45/Annual Passholder


Fresh Greenery Christmas Workshop

Saturday, December 5th , 10 a.m. to Noon

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center

The wonderful scent of winter evergreens signals the holiday season and festivities are at hand.  To prepare for the season, instruction, frames, mechanics, fresh greenery, berries, etc. will be provided.  Take home with a delightful Christmas decoration to bring holiday cheer. Choose a wreath, centerpiece or door hanging.

Instructor: Patricia Collins, Director of Gardens

Fee: $45/per wreath or centerpiece (Guests); $40.50 Annual Passholder




30th Southern Gardening Symposium

Friday, January 29-Sunday, January 31, 2016

The South’s premiere gardening event features optional pre-conference workshops; a gardening marketplace; a silent auction; and speakers including C. Colston Burrell, Dr. Michael Dirr, Vince Dooley, Dr. Larry Mellichamp, June Mays, Mary Beth Shaddix, Dr. Arlie Powell, Carol Reese, and Dr. Doug Tallamy.

Fee: $259 per person


Annual Plant Fair and Sale

Thursday, March 31-Sunday, April 3, 2016

Robin Lake Beach Dome

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 FoundationTM and its educational and environmental programming.

Free Admission


For a complete listing or to register, visit, call the Education Department at (855) 781-7245, or email  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 1.800.463.6990.


Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  To experience nature at its finest, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit






*Cottage, Villa and Vacation Homes are available upon request.  Based on availability, some restrictions apply.

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