Azalea Season

Each Spring, Callaway Gardens explodes with one of the world’s largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas – more than 20,000 of them! – plus fresh blooms of Dogwoods, Crabapples, Daffodils, Tulips, and more. These sweeping floral vistas provide a stunning backdrop for invigorating recreational pursuits, fascinating educational experiences, and special events designed to celebrate the grandeur of the season. A series of themed weekends, known collectively as Celebrate Spring!, feature special activities and events for families and friends to share against the backdrop of these dazzling surroundings.

Scroll below to view some photos of the blooms at Callaway Gardens during our annual Azalea Watch.  Check back often to see how the favorite Spring gardens and trails are progressing:  Overlook Azalea Garden, Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl and along the Scenic Drive.

PEAK BLOOM:  When is peak bloom, you ask?  Based on seasonal weather (and the whims of Mother Nature) our Horticulturalists were correct in their predictions.  The Overlook Gardens hit peak Azalea bloom phase approximately March 23, 2018 and color will last for several weeks.  The Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl entered peak bloom Easter weekend.  The native Azaleas are stunning along the scenic drive and throughout the woodland gardens.   While the azaleas are in the “late phase” of the bloom cycle, Callaway Gardens is spectacular all season long!   (updated 4/12/18)

2018 Plumleaf Azalea Watch

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2018 Azalea Watch

April 9, 2018

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April 3, 2018

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

March 27, 2018

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

March 20, 2018

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

March 15, 2018

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

March 13, 2018

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

March 8, 2018

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl

Native Azaleas on Scenic Drive

Native Azaleas on Scenic Drive

Native Azaleas on Scenic Drive

Native Azaleas on Scenic Drive

Spring begins here! Enjoy Azalea Season with a magical escape from the everyday. Book a special Celebrate Spring Overnight Package.

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