April What’s In Bloom

Spring is our prime blooming season here at Callaway Gardens!

In April you’ll find thousands of magnolias, dogwoods, azaleas and trout lilies!

Our Bloom Map list will help you plan your visit. You can also download and print a PDF which includes descriptions and locations in the Garden.

Trout Lily

This flower gets its name from its fleshy, mottled leaves that resemble a trout. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail

Native Azaleas

These airy, open shrubs with a variety of colorful blooms sometimes reach heights of 15 feet. Some also have a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Throughout the Gardens, including Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail, Scenic Drive, Discovery Center  

Fringe Trees

Often called “Old Man’s Beard,” fringe trees display lacy clusters of drooping white flowers. Scenic Drive, Overlook Garden, Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl


This native understory tree features large white “petals” (actually a form of leaf known as bracts) surrounding tiny, yellow-green flowers. Scenic Drive, all nature trails


Large, dark green leaves and bouquets of pale pink, white or purple blossoms characterize this evergreen shrub that reaches heights up to 15 feet. Rhododendron Trail, Mountain Creek Lake Trail

Mountain Laurel

The white to pink flowers of this native evergreen have spring-loaded stamens that release pollen when tripped by bees. Throughout the Gardens

Cinnamon Fern

This fern is named for the striking, reddish brown color of its fertile fronds. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail, Rhodendron Trail, Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel

Big Leaf Magnolia

The leaves of this magnolia are up to 30 inches long, and its creamy white, fragrant flowers are nearly 12 inches in diameter. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail, Rhododendron Trail, Scenic Drive


For more seasonal “What’s In Bloom” updates please view our season-by-season list.

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