May What’s In Bloom



Spring is our prime blooming season here at Callaway Gardens!

In May you’ll find thousands of rhododendrons, iris’, and mountain laurel blooms.


Smooth Spiderwort

An herbaceous perennial that has brilliant purple blooms and can be seen near the entrance of Pioneer Log Cabin. Pioneer Log Cabin


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

Blue-Eyed Grass

This flower is a member of the Iris Family and consists of periwinkle flowers which serve as a border plant around the Gardens in the Spring. Day Butterfly Center Entrance


This plant has star-shaped white flowers and its foliage turns brilliant yellow in the Fall. It is an attractor plant for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Throughout the Gardens


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

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Beach & Water Sports

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

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Hiking & Biking Trails

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Summer Family Adventure

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow at this annual event

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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