29th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium

Friday, January 23, 2015 to Sunday, January 25, 2015

Callaway Gardens’ Southern Gardening Symposium has been the South’s premier gardening event for a quarter of a century. Whether you’re a professional gardener or just a beginner, there’s simply no better place to immerse yourself in the world of gardening in the South than among our woodland paradise! You'll enjoy a weekend full of gardening lectures from renowned speakers, educational workshops (optional pre-conference) and an opportunity to take home outstanding garden plants from our Gardening Marketplace. You also will have the chance to win unique plants, garden items and private garden tours in our silent and live auctions.

Learn from experts including Authors James Farmer (A Time to Plant, Sip & Savor; Porch Living; and Wreaths For All Seasons), Ann McCormick, the Herb n' Cowgirl (10 Must-Have Herbs For Cooks and The Herb n' Cowgirl Bakes), Thomas Mickey (America’s Romance with the English Garden) as well as Helen Yoest (Gardening with Confidence). These authors will have their books available for sale and will sign autographs throughout the weekend. Other lectures include Hayes Jackson (Alabama Extension Service), Chris Strand (Director of Winterthur Gardens), Lois Trigg Chaplin (Bonnie Plant Farms) and Norman Winter (Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens).

CLICK HERE for 2014 brochure, including speaker bios.

CLICK HERE for complete schedule of events.

See below for details on registering for this extraordinary opportunity. To register or for more information, call 706.663.5153 or email education@callawaygardens.com.

Registration deadline extended - register today!

Symposium Registration: $249 per person
Includes Friday evening reception, two continental breakfasts, Saturday box lunch, Saturday banquet, Saturday and Sunday programs and materials.

Symposium Overnight Room Package:
Starting at $89* per night
Special room rates are available for Southern Gardening Symposium registrants.

*Rates are based on double occupancy in a Standard View Room  in the Mountain Creek Inn. Tax not included. Based on availability.


Callaway Gardens is offering a student scholarship to the 28th annual Southern Gardening Symposium, allowing one outstanding horticulture or landscape design student to attend free of charge. The student also will be able to bring a major professor of his or her choice to the Symposium free of charge.  To apply, download and submit the application below.

Download 2014 Criteria and Application