Monday, April 27, 2015

Callaway Gardens in the Spring of 2015

My husband and I recently met up with my brother and sister-in-law for a visit to Callaway Gardens, Georgia in April.  I was expecting lots of blooming azaleas but a week of rainy weather left them looking a little drowned.  Even though everything was wet we still found lots to enjoy in this beautiful garden.


There were flowers to enjoy while driving through the five miles of roads throughout the park or on one of the nine walking trails as well as bike trails.















We enjoyed chasing down the butterflies with our cameras in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center-a beautiful building that looked and felt like a rainforest inside.  





The Birds of Prey Show was really interesting and some excitement added when you could feel the wind from the wings of a hawk, falcon or owl barely missing the top of your head. 






 

We hiked to the peaceful chapel sitting in the woods beside a lake .






The John A Sibley Horticultural Center was amazing with its huge conservatory of beautiful flowers and exotic plants in a park like setting.  It looks like this all year round!













We enjoyed an outside lunch on the deck by the lake at the Discovery Cafe  and dinner at the Callaway Gardens Country Store and Restaurant that served muscadine jelly with delicious biscuits.  We also had some great barbecue and real Brunswick Stew at Three Lil  Pigs in nearby Pine Mountain.


 We stayed at the Mountain Creek Villas which was the perfect setting under the trees by a pond for a spring visit to Callaway Gardens to relax and visit with family.

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