Native Azalea Watch

Saturday, March 18, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

The dates shown are anticipated.  Images will be added when Native Azaleas begin to bloom.  Please check back.  Thank you.


During Spring season, Callaway Gardens’ colorful, cultivated azaleas subside to allow the Native Azaleas their time in the spotlight.

Native Azaleas are airy, open shrubs with a variety of colorful blooms, including pink, white, orange and yellow. They can reach heights of up to 15 feet. Some also have a wonderfully sweet fragrance you can smell as you walk past them.

Visitors can find Native Azaleas in numerous locations throughout Callaway Gardens, including in the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, along Scenic Drive, on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail, on the Discovery Bike Trail and near the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center.

Check the Native Azalea Watch frequently and we’ll show the plants coming to life week by week so you and your family can plan the perfect visit based on the blooms in the photos. (The date shown below the photos reflects when they were taken. Photos are updated at least once a week.)

To see the hybrid Azalea Watch, CLICK HERE

A series of themed weekends, known collectively as Celebrate Spring!, offer special activities and events for families and friends to share against the backdrop of these dazzling surroundings.