Workshops

Callaway Gardens offers an array of educational workshops and cultural events, which provide opportunities to learn new skills, broaden horizons, and interact with the natural world around us. For a listing of upcoming and seasonal workshops follow our event calendar or download the current workshop brochure. 

FALL/WINTER WORKSHOPS

For more information, please contact the Education Department at 1-855-546-9740 or education@callawaygardens.com

 

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Great Georgia Pollinator Census

  When: Friday, August 21; 10 am —1:30 pm Where: Callaway Resort and Gardens What: Hands-on, citizen science project Who: Any home school student, ages 5-14! Why: Have fun while collecting scientific data How: Register Below Includes FREE guided MEGABUGS! exhibit and behind-the-scenes tour of Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center! Space is limited! Parents must remain with […]

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The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning Workshop

The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning To prune or not to prune?  That always seems to be the dilemma!  Join Gardens Horticulturist, Chris Hall, as he explains when to do your major pruning for fall so that you will have your summer-blooming shrubs in top notch condition.  He will provide tips on the best tools […]

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Gardening for All Seasons

Gardening for All Seasons This workshop will help you as you design your garden for all four seasons. You will learn about some amazing native and perennial plant selections that are sure to add floral and foliar color all year long. We will also discuss soil preparation and minimizing time and cost through proper plant […]

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Autumn Container Gardening with a Twist

Autumn Container Gardening with a Twist Give some pizzazz to your summer container garden and expand your concept of container gardening by looking beyond the pair of pots by the front door to the role that mixed planters can play in your landscape, on your deck or patio, and in your life  This ‘hands-on’ workshop […]

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Pumpkins and Petals Floral Design

Pumpkins and Petals Floral Design Ever need that perfect arrangement for a Fall gathering? You will learn how to create a beautiful floral arrangement using bright fall flowers and even incorporate some harvest gourds and pumpkins into your floral creation. All supplies and flowers will be provided. Ages: Adults Price: $35 per attendee Date: October […]

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Great Georgia Pollinator Census

  When: Friday, August 21; 10 am —1:30 pm Where: Callaway Resort and Gardens What: Hands-on, citizen science project Who: Any home school student, ages 5-14! Why: Have fun while collecting scientific data How: Register Below Includes FREE guided MEGABUGS! exhibit and behind-the-scenes tour of Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center! Space is limited! Parents must remain with […]

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Virtual Workshop: What’s the Buzz?: Creating the Perfect Pollinator Habitat

2020 Fall/Winter Virtual Workshops What’s the Buzz?: Creating the Perfect Pollinator Habitat Ever wondered what you can do to help out those wonderful pollinators? Learn about the right plants, protection, and provision you can provide pollinators to make them feel right at home in your own backyard. We will also walk Callaway’s backyard wildlife habitat […]

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The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning Workshop

The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning To prune or not to prune?  That always seems to be the dilemma!  Join Gardens Horticulturist, Chris Hall, as he explains when to do your major pruning for fall so that you will have your summer-blooming shrubs in top notch condition.  He will provide tips on the best tools […]

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Autumn Art Canvas Painting

Autumn Art Canvas Painting This workshop is for anyone who has always wanted to pursue painting. Working with acrylic paint, you will paint a beautiful autumn pumpkin with step by step instruction. Paint and canvases will be supplied. Attendees should bring an apron or old shirt. This is a great opportunity to begin the wonderful […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping This workshop will provide an overview of the art and science of beekeeping. You will learn what you need to know to get started if you are a first-time beekeeper and the “how to’s” of beekeeping. This workshop is an introductory class, however, beekeepers of all experience levels are welcome to attend. […]

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Stairway Twill Basket Workshop

Stairway Twill Basket Workshop Discover the joy of weaving a continuous weave basket!  This basket is woven on a 5-inch slotted base with an oak swing handle and is appropriate for all levels of basket weavers!  We will be weaving with binder cane which makes this project unique from other class projects.  Come join the […]

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Square-to-Round Catch-All Basket Workshop

Square-to-Round Catch-All Basket Workshop This popular basket’s versatility is its most charming feature! Perfect for magazines, chair side projects, shelf storage, children’s toys, pet toys – you decide!   This basket would be an especially handy accessory by the fireplace for kindling, pine cones, small twigs and other starter material.  Start by weaving a square […]

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Fanciful Fruit Basket Weaving Workshop

Fanciful Fruit Basket Weaving Workshop One of my favorite baskets, Fanciful Fruit is woven on a handle/base combination!  This round basket is 14” in diameter and is great for chairside projects, as a table centerpiece or keeping fruit handy on you counter.  This technique uses short spokes inserted into a groove in the base and […]

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iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone

iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone Wanting to use your iPhone to get those incredible shots? You just need to know a few tricks and techniques which can turn those average iPhone-photographed images into fantastic pictures. It is imperative that you have a working knowledge of your Apple iPhone and how to […]

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Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography  Learn how to “See Light” as an artist and design more artistic images. Regardless of the type or brand of camera you have, this class will also help you better understand the functions and controls on your camera. Being familiar with the capabilities of your camera will allow you […]

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Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography  Learn how to “See Light” as an artist and design more artistic images. Regardless of the type or brand of camera you have, this class will also help you better understand the functions and controls on your camera. Being familiar with the capabilities of your camera will allow you […]

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Mastering 4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th| 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mountain Creek Conference Center, Room 110 This workshop begins with a two-hour discussion on discovering the possibilities and overcoming the challenges of night photography. Then on to the fireworks display. Tripods and cable releases are required. Fee: $85/Guest; $75.50/Annual Member Includes digital handout

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Great Georgia Pollinator Census

  When: Friday, August 21; 10 am —1:30 pm Where: Callaway Resort and Gardens What: Hands-on, citizen science project Who: Any home school student, ages 5-14! Why: Have fun while collecting scientific data How: Register Below Includes FREE guided MEGABUGS! exhibit and behind-the-scenes tour of Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center! Space is limited! Parents must remain with […]

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Blue Morpho Reception

Blue Morpho Reception After a brief overview with our butterfly expert you will be able to get up close and personal with the fantastically beautiful blue morpho butterflies that are all over the Day Butterfly Center Tropical Conservatory.  These spectacular iridescent blue butterflies seem magical in this amazing habitat.  As you stroll through the conservatory […]

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Blue Morpho Reception

Blue Morpho Reception After a brief overview with our butterfly expert you will be able to get up close and personal with the fantastically beautiful blue morpho butterflies that are all over the Day Butterfly Center Tropical Conservatory.  These spectacular iridescent blue butterflies seem magical in this amazing habitat.  As you stroll through the conservatory […]

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Virtual Homeschool Science Workshop: Butterflies in the Conservatory

Butterflies in the Conservatory You will experience the beauty of nature in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center virtually as we discuss the butterfly life cycle, the floral resources that butterflies need, and how to create your own butterfly garden. This activity will be through a virtual Zoom session and participants will be emailed Zoom […]

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Blue Morpho Reception

Blue Morpho Reception After a brief overview with our butterfly expert you will be able to get up close and personal with the fantastically beautiful blue morpho butterflies that are all over the Day Butterfly Center Tropical Conservatory.  These spectacular iridescent blue butterflies seem magical in this amazing habitat.  As you stroll through the conservatory […]

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Wellness Weekend: Transformation Workshop

Save the Date for our August Wellness Weekend: Transformation Workshop! This retreat is designed for guests who desire BIGGER & BETTER. Better habits, bigger visions, better daily practices, and going beyond the way you live and being handed the tools to MAKE IT HAPPEN! We will unpack our body pantry, discuss our ingredients and send […]

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Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon

Join us for a day full of fun and adventure.  It will be an action packed weekend at Callaway and we can’t wait to share it with you.  So pack your bags and come stay with us! The Swim:  1K (horseshoe shaped) around pristine Robin Lake (deep water entire swim but within 20 yards of […]

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Health Connections Program

AUGUST 1 - SOLD OUT Join our NEW one-on-one Health Connections Program, where you will be able to better understand various elements of wellness. From nutrition sessions to personal training workouts, you will end your morning with a better understanding of your mind, body, and spirit! Each session consists of a one-on-one personalized wellness class […]

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Wellness Weekend: Mindful >Mind Full

Save the Date for our September Wellness Weekend: Mindful > Mind Full! Forest bathing, balanced Chakras and daily sensory journey's ~ together we will uncover inner wisdom while having plenty of fun as we channel into our inner child among mother nature's ultimate playground. SAVE THE DATE - 2020 Wellness Weekends January 17-19, 2020 – Courage, […]

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Health Connections Program

AUGUST 1 - SOLD OUT Join our NEW one-on-one Health Connections Program, where you will be able to better understand various elements of wellness. From nutrition sessions to personal training workouts, you will end your morning with a better understanding of your mind, body, and spirit! Each session consists of a one-on-one personalized wellness class […]

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