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PLUMLEAF AZALEAS IN BLOOM AT CALLAWAY GARDENS

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Something old , but something new is going on at Callaway Gardens! Visit Callaway Gardens now and into August to enjoy the brilliant blossoms of the Plumleaf azalea. This native plant’s fiery, red-orange blooms occur naturally only within a 100-mile radius of Callaway Gardens. It can be seen in abundance along the Gardens’ woodland drives, on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail and in the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl.Founder Cason J. Callaway discovered this lovely flowering plant during a walk in the Georgia forest on a July afternoon. After learning its significance to the area, he and his wife Virginia developed Callaway Gardens partly in an effort to preserve this beautiful plant. The bloom of the Plumleaf azalea has been part of the Callaway Gardens logo since the Gardens’ inception.For more than 60 years Callaway has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration, and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

Admission to Callaway Gardens is $18/adult; $9/child (ages 6 to 12); children 5 and younger are admitted for free.Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ga. For additional information about day or overnight visits, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,500 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, a zip line/obstacle course and special events throughout the year.In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 680 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Callaway Gardens is home to a forest preserve which is under conservation easement. This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs. Visit soon!

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