Historic Overlook Gardens Restoration Project
Since opening to the public in 1952, Callaway Gardens’ original “azalea bowl,” Overlook Gardens and Trails, has steadfastly served to dazzle thousands of visitors each Spring. Founders, Cason & Virginia Callaway, designed the Overlook area to resemble a favorite picnic spot at nearby Blue Springs and hired azalea expert, Fred Galle, as Director of Horticulture to oversee selection, planting, and cultivation of exotic varieties. Year after year, the intense kaleidoscope of color is a warm welcome to Spring from Mother Nature following the cold Winter season.
Updates from the Overlook Restoration Project 7/1
Overlook Restoration Project
In 2019, we plan to improve and expand the historic Overlook Gardens experience by revitalizing the surrounding trails, water features, and lake vistas. We envision restoring the original plantings by Callaway Gardens’ renown horticulturist, Fred Galle, as well as landscaping the gardens by adding new native azaleas, Japanese maples, and dogwoods to name a few. This project will give our members and guests the opportunity to walk through and experience even more beauty than ever before.
As a non-profit, Callaway Gardens depends upon and appreciates support through donations in order to flourish into the future. We hope you will share the love for this historical Callaway focal point by donating in Virginia Hand Callaway’s honor. Any range of donation through our Adopt-a-Plant Program is welcome.
WE GROW, WHEN YOU GIVE!