Learn from Helen Phillips at Callaway Gardens’ Gardening Guru Workshop

Mar 13, 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
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000



Learn from Helen Phillips at Callaway Gardens’ Gardening Guru Workshop

Includes Private Plant Fair & Sale Preview Access

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (3/13/2015) – On Thursday, March 26, spend the morning with knowledgeable, hands-on gardener Helen Phillips as she shares her experiences and gardening tips gleaned from years working the soil, designing gardens and giving gardening advice far and wide.  Learn from her trials, errors and successes: sun and shade gardens, country and city gardens, patio gardens to estate-scale gardens as well as renovating existing garden spots from the ground up.  Whether you want out-of-the-box or traditional, be inspired and ready for the upcoming gardening season.

After lunch, enjoy the opportunity to have a guided walk-through of the Callaway Gardens Plant Fair and Sale with Helen to find the best plants for your needs and/or desires.

The schedule for the Gardening Guru Workshop is:
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Gardening Tips with Helen Phillips
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Private Early-Bird Plant Fair & Sale Access with Helen Phillips

Registration, which includes lunch, is $48.  To register for the Gardening with Guru Workshop, call the Education Department at 844.265.7906 or email education@callawaygardens.com.

Annual Plant Fair and Sale
“We will have an incredible array of herbs, flowering plants – both annuals and perennials - and shrubs as well as garden decor,” said Patricia Collins, director of the Gardens.  “We bring together top nurserymen creating a one-stop shopping experience.   This is a wonderful opportunity to buy items that are very unique and sometimes hard-to-find.”

In addition to Callaway Gardens’ plants and specialty items, more than a dozen nurseries and specialty vendors from throughout the Southeast will have plants for sale, answer plant-related questions, and offer their unique garden-related wares.  Some of those participating include: Big Frog Nursery, Blue Meadows Farm, Castle Rock Honey, Chattahoochee Valley Day Lily Society, Delvecchio Japanese Maple Nursery, Dip & Dap Wood Krafts, Dixie Dawgs, Fiddleheads, Garden Delights, Joy’s Life Bread, Massee Lane Camellia Gardens, Our Secret Garden, and Petals from the Past, and Sabatino’s Ceramics.

The Plant Fair and Sale will be open to the public Thursday, March 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Plant Fair & Sale can be accessed through the Beach Gate on U.S. Hwy. 27.

Celebrate Spring! and a Bounty of Floral Color
The Gardens will be hosting Celebrate Spring! March 21 through April 19 to celebrate the explosion of Spring color among the blooming trees, azaleas, bulbs combined with a variety of activities, each weekend has a special theme.  Admission during this special event is $25/adult; $12.50/child; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders, with pass, receive free access for themselves and up to five guests in the same vehicle. Military receive half-price admission.

Take it all in by staying overnight with the special “workshop rate” in the Mountain Creek Inn for $99.  For those dreaming of a weekend getaway, a Celebrate Spring! overnight package is available at the Mountain Creek Inn, cozy Southern Pine Cottages and relaxing Mountain Creek Villas or Vacation Homes. Simply call 1.800.463.6990 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

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 or call 1.800.463.6990.


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