Plumleaf Azaleas in Bloom at Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

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.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 680 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities – with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

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.