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. 

2019 Workshop Brochure
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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

 

Upcoming Gardening Events

Winter Pruning

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center When to prune what?  That always seems to be the dilemma! Join Gardens Horticulturist Chris Hall as he explains when to prune summer-blooming shrubs and when not to prune spring-bloomers.  You’ll also get some tips on the best tools for the job as well as pruning tips for rejuvenation and […]

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Callaway Gardening School

Don’t miss this exciting occasion to get your gardening off to a great start this Spring! Join us for a fantastic gardening event with renown guest teachers, Walter Reeves (Garden Disasters and How to Prevent Them), Erica Glasener (A Passion for the Gardening Life), Eleanor Craig, (Great Ferns for Southern Gardens & Their Shady Friends) […]

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Annual Plant Fair & Sale

Overlook Azalea Garden The perfect kick-off to Spring, this exceptional shopping opportunity features a wide variety of plants and unique garden items from more than a dozen local and regional vendors.   A beloved annual event and one of Callaway Gardens’ largest fundraising events, the Plant Fair & Sale proceeds  help support the Ida Cason […]

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Native Azaleas!

The native azaleas of the southeast have been called the most beautiful of our native flowering shrubs. Here’s your chance to learn all about native azaleas and some of the outstanding cultivars now available. These dazzling beauties are great additions to any landscape. You’ll learn from someone who has had years of hands-on experience growing […]

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Cultivating a Sense of Place with Erica Glasener

The most compelling landscapes leave us wanting more and planning our next visit before we’ve finished the first. They teach us to look at our own gardens from a different perspective. Stunning plant combinations, thoughtful design and a strong identity tying a garden to its region and its owner are all factors to consider when […]

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Upcoming Nature Events

Critter Encounter

A 30-minute show that provides a close encounter with one of the educational animals in a more intimate setting than the formal, daily programs. The focus of this program is to highlight the animal's natural behaviors while offering insight into how the staff works with the animal and continually enriches it's life in a captive […]

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Pioneer Day

  Callaway Gardens is hosting our very first Pioneer Day, Saturday, March 2nd at our Historic Log Cabin. Join us as we spend a day in the life of pioneers and learn how to churn butter, assemble handmade crafts, and even “milk a cow.” Watch reenactors display survival skills such as blacksmithing, wood splitting, and cooking.  […]

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Backyard Raptor Trek

Interested in common Southeastern raptors? Join us on a short trek through common backyard habitats at Callaway Gardens to meet four live winged ambassadors along the way.  At each stop you will learn about the habits and characteristics of each bird species, and even discover ways to encourage raptors onto your property. Please wear closed-toed […]

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Two-Day Fly Fishing School

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Callaway Outdoors Learn the graceful art of fly fishing from our Professional Cast­ing Instructors who teach from years of experience and an infectious passion for their pursuits. Our weekend fly-fishing schools are limited to 10 participants to ensure an effective instructor-student ratio and consists of classroom instruction, casting practice and lake fishing. […]

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Upcoming Basket Weaving Events

Basket Weaving -Fanciful Fruit

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center 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 for fruit. This technique uses short spokes inserted into a groove in the base and is appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers. Basketry […]

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Basket Weaving: Socks Galore

The joy of weaving your very own basket! A 6”x 12” base forms the base of this this sturdy basket with handles of Tennessee white oak. It is the perfect size for many things from DVDs to fruit, socks or your special occasion centerpiece! Instructions include basic basket weaving techniques are appropriate for both beginner […]

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Basket Weaving: Gathering Basket

Violet Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center Discover the joy of weaving an heirloom Gathering Basket!  This sturdy basket is woven on a 10” square hoop and is the perfect size for taking to the local farmer’s market or gathering vegetables or flowers from your garden.  Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and is appropriate for […]

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Upcoming Photography Events

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 Registration Now Make it a Getaway

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Mastering Night Photography at the 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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Upcoming Butterfly Events

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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Butterfly Gardening

Add flight to your garden!  You can make your garden even more beautiful by planting the correct plants and creating the perfect environment to attract and support butterflies. It’s easy! Our experts will walk you through the Outdoor Native Butterfly Garden at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and you’ll get an in-depth look at […]

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Gardening for Butterflies

Lily Classroom, Callaway Discovery Center You’ll spend a fun, informative morning learning about these amazing creatures: their astounding life cycle, and how they spend their life.  You’ll also learn the perils that all butterflies are facing in today’s world and how you can help.  Class includes tips on how to attract butterflies to your garden.  […]

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Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception

Saturday, September 7 or 14, 2018 Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception A Special Way to Experience Blue Morpho Month at Callaway Gardens 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please follow along on Facebook to stay in touch for future events.  Make it a Getaway You are cordially invited to attend our Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception and experience one-of-a-kind magic […]

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Butterfly Festival 2019

Butterfly Festival 2019 – Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 Celebrate butterflies, caterpillars and all things crawly at our annual Butterfly Festival!  With crafts, games and activities for children of all ages (and kids at heart), the Cecil B. Day Tropical Butterfly Conservatory  will be the hub of happenings all weekend long. This festival is included […]

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Upcoming Wellness + Recreation Events

National Tennis Day

Celebrate National Tennis Day and challenge a Pro! Tennis will be free to play on Feb. 23, excluding league play. At 1 p.m., there will be a free Beginner Clinic for the whole family. Grab a partner and challenge the Pros with a doubles event. Select items at the Tennis Pro Shop will be 50% […]

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Wellness Weekend: Mind Cleanse

Make it a Getaway We invite guests to disconnect from the busy patterns of everyday life and completely submerge themselves in the wonderment of beautiful healing land as we take ourselves to a place of encouragement, awareness, being still and overall self nourishment for the body, mind and spirit, through nature. Retreats are designed and created for […]

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Chattahoochee Challenge Half Triathlon/Duathlon

Welcome to the Chattahoochee Challenge! We are excited to bring you our biggest and best half triathlon and duathlon yet.  Join us at our new location at Callaway Gardens for a lake swim and a beautiful bike and run course.  See you soon! Register Online Make it a Getaway 2019 Race Series January 26, 2019 (Saturday) Marathon/Half-Marathon […]

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Wellness Weekend: Spirit Senses & Self Enrichment

Make it a Getaway We invite guests to disconnect from the busy patterns of everyday life and completely submerge themselves in the wonderment of beautiful healing land as we take ourselves to a place of encouragement, awareness, being still and overall self nourishment for the body, mind and spirit, through nature. Retreats are designed and created for […]

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Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

Join us at a perfect venue for all levels.  Come and set your personal best or make it your first race! The Swim 1/4 mile around the perimeter of Robin Lake in 4 to 5 feet of water, even less, closer to the shore. The Bike 9 miles of gentle rolling terrain including Robin Lake […]

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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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