Workshops

Callaway Resort & 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.

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

Upcoming Gardening Events

Talk About Trees – Fun Facts

Join us at the Callaway Discovery Center to learn fun facts about native trees. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking around the Callaway Discovery Center. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Flower Arranging

Join us at the Callaway Discovery Center and learn how to bring the outdoors indoors with flowers and foliage gathered from the Gardens. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Fall Container Gardening

Give some sparkle to your winter container garden. 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.  Container gardening offers both ease and opportunity for your most […]

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Fall Planting for Dazzling Landscape Color until May

Here’s your chance to get a head start on your fall and winter garden.  Better yet, you will get tips from the pro so you can enjoy an impressive landscape display until May.  You will get growing tips, information on the latest and best varieties for your garden. Instructor:  Norman Winter Fee:  $35/person To register […]

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Fall Pruning

When to prune what?  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 for health and color.  You’ll also get some tips on the best tools for the job […]

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Upcoming Nature Events

Nature Navigators

Spend some time with a knowledgeable Gardens’ staffer who will take you on a walk through a featured Gardens area.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.Meet at the Information Desk at the Callaway Discovery Center. Instructor: Gardens' Staff Fee:  $12.80 Purchase Tickets

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Oh, My Stars! Astronomy Program

Astronomers from the Coca-Cola Space Science Center & Columbus State University, will deepen your appreciation of the night sky. Bring a blanket or chair to sit. Enter through the Main Gardens Entrance and take a left to Overlook Pavilion. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Archaeology Hike

Meet us at the Callaway Discovery Center to discover the archaeology and history of the Gardens with this workshop and moderately-easy hike. Wear close-toe walking shoes and bring water. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Early Bird Watching

Start your day off with a morning stroll with on of our Birds of Prey experts. Meet at the Callaway Discovery Center and wear comfortable walking shoes. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Woodland Walk

Take a stroll around the Callaway Discovery Center through our Native Woodland Garden. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Upcoming Basket Weaving Events

Basket Weaving: Antique Spool

Fun and functional, you will find many uses for the Antique Spool Basket!  This market-style basket with an antique spool for a handle measures 12” x 6” x 5” and is appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials in a variety of widths and colors will be provided.  Learn to master basic basketry […]

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Basket Weaving: Classic Tote

Fun and functional, you will find many uses for this tote!  This market style basket with a shaker tape strap / handle measures 12” x 4” x 10” and is appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials in a variety of widths and colors will be provided.  Learn or master basic basketry techniques […]

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Basket Weaving: Could Be A Pumpkin

This darling basket is woven outside and then inside an 8” square wooden hoop giving a spherical shape!  You choose - natural reed or in burnt orange it could be a pumpkin!  This basket workshop would be appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials and supplies will be provided.  This is a great […]

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Basket Weaving: Home for the Holidays

A very large basket at 14” long!  You will find many uses for this versatile creation.  A basket workshop appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials and supplies will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to master a basic basketry technique!  All basketry materials, supplies and tools will be provided.  Attendees should […]

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Upcoming Photography Events

Mastering 4th of July Fireworks

Wednesday, 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 To Register, Click Here Make it […]

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Mastering Night Photography at the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Mountain Creek Conference Center, Room 110 The photo opportunities are abundant at this event. Participants begin in the classroom to discuss camera and exposure settings then shoot the balloon glow. Saturday morning includes balloon launch and classroom session. Then, participants will shoot balloon launches on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, followed by a final classroom […]

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Mastering The Nightscape: Fantasy In Lights (Digital Photography Workshop Series)

Mastering the Nightscape: Fantasy In Lights  Monday, November 12th | 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mountain Creek Conference Center. Room 110 Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Fantasy In Lights before it opens to the public and shoot the most spectacular holiday light and sound show in the South arranged in over a dozen themed […]

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Upcoming Butterfly Events

Flowers in the Garden

Join us at the Day Butterfly Center as we tour the Outdoor Native Butterfly Gardens and learn what plants are best for a Summer garden in the South. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Tropical Butterfly Farming

Join us in the conservatory at the Day Butterfly Center as we lean the origins of our tropical butterflies and how they help conservation and economics in their native areas. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Butterflies in the Conservatory

Join us at the Day Butterfly Center and learn about one of Earth's most beautiful creatures in our conservatory. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Family Scavenger Hunt

Bring your family to Day Butterfly Center and test out your detective skills on this fun scavenger hunt. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Butterfly Keeper for a Day

 Day Butterfly Center Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtain?  Well, wonder no more!  Come and be a Butterfly Keeper for a day!  Learn how to care for butterflies, what they need to be healthy and happy, and help our keepers with the day-to-day operation at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  You’ll learn […]

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Upcoming Wellness + Recreation Events

Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K

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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Wellness Weekends + Yoga Retreats At Callaway Resort & Gardens

Make it a getaway New for 2018, we are taking Wellness to a new level of enjoyment with approachable Yoga retreats in the beautiful setting of Callaway Gardens! This new series of weekends are purposefully designed to be welcoming to all levels -  beginners of Yoga, novices to Wellness practices, and those curious about retreats […]

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Santa Claus 10K Classic

Come and enjoy the lights while chasing Santa Claus! The course will meander through all of the “Fantasy in Lights”. The course is very easy and will be open to runners and walkers alike. Register Online Make it a Getaway Race & Fitness Series January 26, 2019 (Saturday) Marathon/Half-Marathon and 5K March 31 (Saturday) Great Bunny […]

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Marathon/Half-Marathon and 5K

We are excited to have you join us for the first race of the year for the Callaway Gardens Fitness Series! The 5k will begin at 8:15AM and the Marathon & Half- Marathon at approximately 8:00AM.  The cut off for the Marathon is 8 hours. The Half-Marathon will be one loop around the Gardens, and the […]

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Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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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

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Dining

Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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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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Fishing

Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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