Winter Break Followed by Free Admission at Callaway Gardens

Dec 30, 2014

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


Winter Break Followed by Free Admission at Callaway Gardens



Winter Break
The first 15 days of January, a timeframe with historically low visitation, Callaway Gardens** will temporarily close operations to the public for a Winter Break.  Reservation agents will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions and book future reservations, which also can be made online 24 hours a day at ; To reach someone, please email or call 1.800.352.3810.  For group reservations, someone will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To contact Group Sales, call 1.800.543.7121 or email

Free Admission
Beginning Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, admission to the Gardens will be free on weekdays* through Friday, Feb. 27.  There are lots of fun things to do and see at Callaway Gardens in the colder months, such as witnessing butterflies emerging and taking flight in the warm, tropical Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and exploring the beautiful John A. Sibley Horticultural Center with gorgeous floral displays.  While visiting, get outdoors for a little exercise on one of the many walking trails or meander through the Gardens on the Discovery Bicycle Trail (bicycles are available for rent or bring your own). It’s amazing what wonders nature provides at this time of year.

For those who have visited Callaway Gardens before, free admission during this time is one way to show our appreciation for their patronage and support of our mission of connecting man and nature.  For those who have not had the opportunity, we want to invite them at no cost on these special dates to experience and discover Callaway Gardens.  Every season provides a great reason to visit Callaway Gardens!

Jan. 1-15:  Closed for Winter Break**
Jan. 16-Feb. 27: Free admission Monday through Friday, excluding weekends** and holidays*. The Gardens hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission* will be free on Sat., Feb. 21 for Founders’ Day in memory of co-founder Virginia Callaway’s birthday.

Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia

For more information, visit or call 1.800.463.6990.


*Admission will be charged on weekends, other than Saturday, Feb. 21, and holidays (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Jan. 19 and Presidents’ Day-Feb. 16).

NOTE to editors:  Images are available upon request.

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.

Callaway Gardens is home to a forest preserve which is under conservation easement.  This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs.

Note to Editors:  Images, interviews and visits to the event can be arranged.  Thank you.


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