Free Admission to Callaway Gardens on Founders’ Day, February 21,2016

Feb 16, 2016



Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068


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



Free Admission to Callaway Gardens on Founders’ Day, February 21, 2016


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (2/12/16) - To pay homage to its founder, Callaway Gardens will admit all guests for free on Virginia Hand Callaway’s birthday, Sunday, February 21, 2016.


Callaway was a native of Pelham, Ga., where she loved to spend time in the outdoors.  She became so acquainted with native plants that she was often called a “self-taught botanist.”  Callaway was later able to apply this knowledge as she and her husband Cason worked to restore the depleted cotton fields, today known as The Gardens at Callaway, with plants indigenous to west-central Georgia.


To mark the occasion, guests can enjoy an organ concert from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel.


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

additional information, call 800.463.6990 or visit




About Callaway Gardens

For more than 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 thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.


In addition, Callaway Gardens offers more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space, 689 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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