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

Wednesdays  9:30 a.m 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. Jenny Jack Sun Farm in Pine […]

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Cooking with Herbs

1:15 to 2 pm every Wednesday  Want to learn about how to make wonderful dishes using herbs from your herb garden? This class is for you. We will be featuring an herb each week and discuss how the herb can be used for cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. Held at the Gardens Restaurant. […]

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Butterflies in the Conservatory

9:30 am to 10:30 am every Thursday Learn about the many tropical butterfly species housed in the Day Butterfly Center Conservatory. You will participate in a walk throughout the Conservatory and learn to identify many tropical butterfly species. Led by Jennifer Demarest, Butterfly Center Manager. June 6th to July 18th FEE: FREE WITH GARDENS ADMISSION […]

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Flowers in the Garden Series

Mondays at 10 a.m. Come explore the wonderful world of plants in our outside Butterfly Garden at the Day Butterfly Center. We will discuss proper plant selection, great pollinator-attractor plants, and provide some important tips on designing raised beds/annual plantings. Led by Bethany Harris, Assistant Director of Horticulture and Entomology. Fee: Free with Gardens Admission

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Tree Talks

Mondays at  2 p.m. Learn about the wide variety of trees that call Callaway Gardens home. This walk, led by our Gardens Manager, will take you around the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center as you gain “dendro-” knowledge and learn fun facts along the way. The walk will depart from the lobby of the Virginia […]

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Upcoming Nature Events

Early Bird Watching

Wednesdays at 8 a.m. Start your day off with a morning stroll with on of our Birds of Prey experts. This experience is for birders of all skill levels. The forests at Callaway are full of a plethora of birds, and our skilled guides will take you along the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail to search […]

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Discovery Bridge Fishing

Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are excited to launch our Summer Bridge Fishing program – open to all gardens guests, members, and resort guests. Fishing will be available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last time slot sold at 2 p.m.$10 per guest per hour, bait and poles provided. […]

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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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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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Tree Talks

Mondays at  2 p.m. Learn about the wide variety of trees that call Callaway Gardens home. This walk, led by our Gardens Manager, will take you around the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center as you gain “dendro-” knowledge and learn fun facts along the way. The walk will depart from the lobby of the Virginia […]

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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

– 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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iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone

iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone Wanting to use your iPhone or smart phone to get those incredible shots? You just need to know a few tricks and techniques which can turn those average phone-photographed images into fantastic pictures. Learn the tricks, techniques, and tools to better pictures with your phone! Age: […]

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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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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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Upcoming Butterfly Events

Butterflies in the Conservatory

9:30 am to 10:30 am every Thursday Learn about the many tropical butterfly species housed in the Day Butterfly Center Conservatory. You will participate in a walk throughout the Conservatory and learn to identify many tropical butterfly species. Led by Jennifer Demarest, Butterfly Center Manager. June 6th to July 18th FEE: FREE WITH GARDENS ADMISSION […]

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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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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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Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception

A Special Way to Experience Blue Morpho Month at Callaway Gardens You are cordially invited to attend our Blue Morpho Butterfly Reception.  After a brief overview with our butterfly expert, take a walk through the Cecil B. Day Tropical Butterfly Conservatory with someone special while enjoying a glass of red wine. These spectacular beautiful blue iridescent butterflies […]

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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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Upcoming Wellness + Recreation Events

Cooking with Herbs

1:15 to 2 pm every Wednesday  Want to learn about how to make wonderful dishes using herbs from your herb garden? This class is for you. We will be featuring an herb each week and discuss how the herb can be used for cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. Held at the Gardens Restaurant. […]

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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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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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Full Moon TreeTop Adventure

  When the sun goes down, the heart rate goes up on our TreeTop Adventure! Our thrilling Full Moon TreeTop Tour is a special opportunity to climb, zip and run through the forest canopy at 30 feet above the ground, guided only by the light of the full moon. TreeTop Adventure traverses nearly 1,500 feet […]

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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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