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Welcome to Callaway Gardens, Georgia
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Natural beauty surrounds visitors to Callaway Gardens.

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Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is a thoughtfully planned and lushly landscaped setting at the foothills of the Appalachians. Callaway Gardens is 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and is open 365 days a year from 9 am to 5 pm. There is an admission charge.

On 14,000 acres, Callaway Gardens consists of many areas for reflection and recreation. A place to make hearts and wings flutter, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens is a glass-enclosed tropical conservatory for living butterflies that also hosts neo-tropical hummingbirds. Many couples travel to Pine Mountain, the actual town Callaway Gardens is located in, for weddings and honeymoons, sometimes combining a trip here with a stay in Atlanta.

A labor of love for conservationists Cason and Virginia Callaway, the couple bought up thousands of acres in the 1930s and began shaping and cultivating the environment. Thanks to their efforts, nature lovers have enjoyed Callaway Gardens since 1952, when it was opened to the public.

At Callaway Gardens there is also a woodland and display garden, the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl (40 acres devoted to azaleas and the world's largest collection), a resort, preserve, golf area, a Birds of Prey program, and much more.

Mr. Cason’s 7.5-acre model Vegetable Garden at Callaway Gardens raises some 700 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. If it looks familiar, it is the location where PBS' "The Victory Garden" is filmed in Georgia.

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