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

 

Gardening Nature Basket Weaving Photography Butterfly Wellness + Recreation

 

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Buzz Up Your Plant Selections

Looking to add a pollinator garden to your landscape? You will learn about how to attract pollinators and be provided with tips for attracting these beneficial insects to your Garden utilizing floral resources. Ages: Adults Price: $15 per attendee Date: October 23, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, […]

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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 selection and landscape design. […]

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Fresh Christmas Greenery

The wonderful scent of winter evergreens signals the holiday season and festivities are at hand.  To help you get ready, we’ll provide the instruction, frames, mechanics, fresh greenery, berries, etc.  You’ll go home with a delightful Christmas decoration to bring holiday cheer to your home.  You may choose a wreath, centerpiece or door hanging. Ages: […]

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Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Did you know that the longleaf pine ecosystem once stretched from Texas to Virginia? Would you like to learn more about this diverse ecosystem and how you can help bring it back to its former glory? Join us for this 2 hour workshop where we will dive into the fascinating flora and fauna of this […]

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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 16, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. […]

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Candle Pouring 101

Candle making is a craft as old as humanity itself, yet after so many millennia and technological advances, we still love the light, warmth, and beauty of a lit candle. Whether a seasoned artisan or a budding enthusiastic, this course offers something for everyone interested in learning the craft of candle making.This course will open […]

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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. Ages: 12 and […]

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Special Fall Basket – SOLD OUT

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 fun and go home […]

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Holiday Classic Basket

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

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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 use the camera. This class is to help you […]

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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 to make better choices as you […]

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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 to make better choices as 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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Fairy Gardening Workshop

Create your own miniature garden by incorporating fairies, gnomes, and sprites. This is a way to garden on a small scale while using your imagination! This fairy garden can be kept near a window seal or moved outdoors for Spring and Summer. Fairy garden foundation, potting soil, two plants, and fairy garden figurines will be […]

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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 with your complimentary […]

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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 with your complimentary […]

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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 with your complimentary […]

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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 with your complimentary […]

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Wellness Weekend: Serenity Now

August 27-29 Serenity Now This retreat offers you the opportunity to kick off your shoes and adopt the mantra “serenity now” Go ahead and be ready to let your soul be free on this retreat.  Book Ultimate Wellness Package Book Basic Wellness Package 2021 Wellness Retreats August 27-29 (Serenity Now) - This retreat offers you […]

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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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Santa Claus 10K Classic

Come and enjoy 8 million lights while chasing Santa Claus! This easy course will meander through all of  "Fantasy in Lights”, beginning and ending at Robin Lake Beach to enjoy the Christmas Village festivities. NOTE:  Registration is through Tri-Columbus on Active.com and does not include tickets to ride a Trolley or Drive through  Fantasy In […]

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