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 Fall/Winter Workshop List 
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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

Tour of Local Organic Farm

1st Saturday of the Month | Sept. - Nov. Visit a local organic farm and learn about the various crops and sustainable practices of running such an enterprise. The tour includes a trip to their market where local vegetables, herbs, eggs, cheese, and honey are sold. Transportation provided. Please meet in the Discovery Center Lobby. […]

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Flora & Fauna Monthly Hike

2nd Sunday of each month. Sept - Nov. Discover the local plant and animal life at Callaway on this hour-and-half long educational hike. Our Education team will lead the way along one of our scenic walking trails, past babbling brooks, and under towering trees. Close-toed shoes and water bottles are strongly recommended. Please meet in […]

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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 will include a discussion of container […]

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Gourds Galore

Discover the joy of polishing and decorating a gourd as a family!  This project is perfect for all ages - Instruction, materials and supplies will be provided. Use your creativity with a selection of natural materials to decorate and make your gourd uniquely your own.  Display your decorated gourd all Fall while remembering your fun […]

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Fall Pruning: To Prune or Not To Prune

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 to use as well how to […]

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Upcoming Nature Events

Discovery Bridge Fishing

Saturdays & Sundays | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. We are excited to continue our Bridge Fishing program – open to all gardens guests, members, and resort guests. Last time slot sold at 11:30 a.m.$10 per guest per hour, bait and poles provided. Bridge fishing must be registered at the Discovery Information Desk, $10 per […]

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SOLD OUT – What’s the Buzz?: Creating the Perfect Pollinator Habitat

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 and talk about some […]

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Little Seedling Saturday Series

Join us every Saturday for our "Little Seedling Saturday Series." This NEW Saturday educational programming initiative allows children and families a chance to learn, explore, and experience Callaway Gardens through educational activities that sprout growth & creativity. Programs will vary each weekend in topic & activity. View our schedule for more information. FALL SCHEDULE:   […]

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Bike Tour of the Gardens

Saturdays at 1 p.m. Callaway Discovery Center Take a guided tour by our Master Bike Pro around the Gardens. Tour is 7.5 miles long and approx. 2 hours. Free with Gardens Admission. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission PURCHASE ADMISSION BECOME A MEMBER Join our Annual Member program & save on all of our Summer events […]

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Critter Encounter

Critter Encounter Join us for a 30-minute program 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 […]

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Upcoming Basket Weaving Events

Basket Weaving: Sharon’s Market Basket

Discover the joy of weaving Sharon’s Market basket!  This sturdy basket is started by weaving a 10” square base.  It is finished with a 10” square center dip handle. The size and shape make this basketry creation perfect for many uses.  Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and would be appropriate for beginner and […]

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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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Bread and More: Basket Weaving

Bread and more is a very versatile basket, woven on a 3 ½ x 15 inch wooden base!  This oblong basket is perfect for baked goods like biscuits, rolls or loaves. This technique uses short spokes inserted into a slit in the base and would be appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials […]

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Upcoming Photography Events

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 Friday night. Saturday morning includes the balloon inflation and classroom session. Then, participants will shoot the balloon inflation on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, followed […]

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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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Digital Nature Photography 101

Learn the secrets of exposure, lighting, and lenses in order to get the best nature photographs. You will receive training on the proper composition and will learn how to get the perfect shot of nature, wildlife, and landscapes. Learn from Rick Blackshear, an established photographer from Griffin, GA, who has over 30 years of professional […]

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

Mastering the Nightscape: Fantasy In Lights  Monday, November 11th | 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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– SOLD OUT – 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 SOLD OUT

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Upcoming Butterfly Events

Little Seedling Saturday Series

Join us every Saturday for our "Little Seedling Saturday Series." This NEW Saturday educational programming initiative allows children and families a chance to learn, explore, and experience Callaway Gardens through educational activities that sprout growth & creativity. Programs will vary each weekend in topic & activity. View our schedule for more information. FALL SCHEDULE:   […]

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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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Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception

Saturday, September 7 - or - Saturday, September 14, 2019 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.  Purchase Ticket   Make it a Getaway You are cordially invited to attend our Blue […]

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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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Breakfast with Butterflies

Wake up with the butterflies! Purchase Ticket Join us for an exclusive Breakfast event inside the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center Tropical Conservatory and experience the incredible Blue Morpho butterflies during their most active period of the day - early morning.  There will be lots of great photo opportunities, fantastic food, and the peaceful beauty […]

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Upcoming Wellness + Recreation Events

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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Bike Tour of the Gardens

Saturdays at 1 p.m. Callaway Discovery Center Take a guided tour by our Master Bike Pro around the Gardens. Tour is 7.5 miles long and approx. 2 hours. Free with Gardens Admission. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission PURCHASE ADMISSION BECOME A MEMBER Join our Annual Member program & save on all of our Summer events […]

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Wellness Weekend: Life in Balance

MAKE IT A GETAWAY    VIEW ITINERARY 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 […]

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Saturday Wellness Series

Join our NEW one-on-one Saturday wellness classes, 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 with our certified instructor, Amy […]

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Fantasy In Lights: March of Dimes Night Walk

26th Annual March of Dimes Night Walk | Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 Christmas Village at Robin Lake Beach   Book Package Purchase TIckets Put a holiday twist on the campaign for healthier babies by walking through Fantasy In Lights® to benefit the March of Dimes. Please note that there will be no vehicles on this night.  The walk begins and […]

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