Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Callaway Gardens Winter/ Spring Workshops & Hikes

Cultivate your artistic skills and expand your gardening and natural history knowledge with Callaway Gardens’ Hike and Workshop Series! Local experts and staff facilitate workshops, and the interpretive hikes allow you to explore portions of The Preserve at Callaway Gardens®, our undeveloped land accessible to visitors only on guided programs.

Digital Photography Workshop Series

Adobe Lightroom Boot Camp – A Comprehensive Two-Day Introductory Course
Saturday – Sunday, March 3-4, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday
This beginner-level workshop explores the possibilities of a new software program that has revolutionized digital photography workflow and production.

Fee: $115 includes Saturday lunch and digital handout

Adventures in DSLR Photography II: Mastering Landscape Photography with Emphasis on the Azaleas at Callaway Gardens
Saturday-Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday
This intermediate-level workshop focuses on the technical and artistic demands of landscape photography during a season when Callaway Gardens’ world-renowned azaleas are typically at their peak.

Fee: $115 includes lunch on Saturday and digital handout

Adventures in DSLR Photography I: Mastering Close-up and Macro Photography with Emphasis on the Butterfly
Saturday – Sunday, April 21-22, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday
This intermediate-level course is devoted to exploring the unique technical and artistic demands of close-up macro photography, and includes a private shoot at the Day Butterfly Center.

Fee: $115 includes lunch on Saturday and digital handout

Art & Garden Workshops

Herbaceous Plant Propagation: Making More Plants for your Garden
Saturday, March 10, 2012 OR March 17, 2012, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood when you bring home enough plants to fill your Summer garden with plants not found in your local garden center. In the morning, learn the skills of the trade by sowing seeds and taking cuttings from the plants seen in the displays at Callaway Gardens. After a short lunch break (on your own), join Brian Kanotz for a private tour of the Callaway Gardens’ Greenhouses.
Instructor: Brian Kanotz

Fee: $75 per person

Planting your Season Vegetable Garden
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden Manager, David Chambers, is truly a vegetable garden guru. David has been gardening for years and knows what works and what doesn’t. He will share his extensive knowledge on the best Spring and Summer crops.
Instructor: David Chambers

Fee: $45

Spring Watercolor Painting
Saturday – Sunday, April 21-22, 2012, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day
Paint on location in the Gardens from direct observation of nature. You will focus on painting flowers from a close up view as well as on flowers in a garden setting. Class includes demonstrations, instruction, critique and individual coaching. All levels of painters welcome.
Instructor: Pat Fiorello. www.patfiorello.com

Fee: $225 (Saturday-only option: $125)

Special 3-Day Plein Air Painting
April 23-25, 2012
If you love to paint gardens and other spectacular outdoor settings, don’t miss this three-day workshop. Our 13,000-acre woodland Gardens feature shimmering lakes, one of the world’s largest azalea displays, an award-winning butterfly conservatory and much more – all inspirational scenes for a Plein Air artist. The workshop will be taught by renowned Plein Air artist Roger Dale Brown. He will explain and demonstrate the techniques and compositions of the masters, helping participants develop their own work using value, temperature and color.

Fee: $395 per person (maximum of 15 participants)

Pine Needle Basket Making
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm
Learn how to use pine needles to make a basket with coil basketry techniques. This beginner class covers the basic skills needed to make the basket. You will make a basket reflecting your own taste and design. Bring a lunch or purchase at the Discovery Café. Supplies are included.
Instructor: Talitha Norris

Fee: $65

Gemstones & Freshwater Pearls Jewelry Design and Making
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10 am – 2 pm
Choose from a variety of gemstones and freshwater pearls along with silver and copper beads to arrange in a pattern for the perfect combination. Each necklace will be custom designed to fit the owner (max 20” length).
Instructor: Patricia Varnon

Fee: $115 all materials included

Guided hikes are great opportunities to learn more about natural history! Hikes offer a variety of topics, terrain and time spent on the trails. Hiking trails are not paved; rocky and steep in some sections – appropriate footwear required. Wear sturdy hiking boots and pack a light lunch and plenty of water for the trail.

Spring Wildflower Walk in the Preserve
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10 am - 2 pm
Join this naturalist-led trek through the Callaway Preserve in search of early Spring wildflowers. We'll look for signs that Winter is finally gone!
Length: 2-3 miles; easy to moderate; ages 12 and up

Fee: $15

Plant Fair and Sale
March 22-25, 2012
The Annual Plant Fair and Sale scheduled for March 22-25, 2012, offers approximately 19 vendors bringing a wide variety of plants and unique garden items. This offers exceptional shopping under one roof.

Callaway Gardening School with Erica Glasener
March 22-23, 2012
Join horticulturist, author, and design expert Erica Glasener for an informative and enjoyable learning experience. Thursday, March 22, is a day-longLandscape Design Workshop. You can be one of the early-birds at the Plant Fair and Sale as well. On Friday, March 23, Glasener offers an inspiring garden lecture, followed by a Q&A Session including other gardening experts. You can spend the afternoon shopping at the Plant Fair and Sale.

Thursday and Friday: $110 includes lunch each day, Thursday Workshop, Early Entrance into Plant Fair, Friday Gardening School Lecture and Q&A Session

Thursday only: $79 includes Thursday Workshop, lunch, Early Entrance into Plant Fair

Friday only: $45 Gardening School Lecture, Q&A Session and lunch

Vegetable Gardening A to Z
Friday, March 30, 2012
Join gardening guru Walter Reeves and Jenny-Jack Sun Farm co-owner, Chris Jackson, for a day chock full of gardening basics and timely tips to make your own garden perform to its full potential. Beginner or a seasoned gardener, you’ll take-home information to ensure that your garden will be the envy of friends and neighbors.
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Vegetable Gardening with Walter Reeves
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Book Signing
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Earth-Friendly Gardening with Chris Jackson
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Q&A with Walter Reeves and Chris Jackson

Fee: $55 includes lunch

Workshop fees include admission to Callaway Gardens. To register, call the Education Department at 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292), option 5, option 2; 706-663-5153 or email education@callawaygardens.com. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before each workshop begins. For a complete listing, visit See complete listings on www.callawaygardens.com. Annual Pass holders and Callaway Connection members qualify for special rates.

For overnight accommodations for any of these workshops or hikes, ask for the special workshop rate starting at $99 in the Mountain Creek® Inn at 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292). Based on availability, some restrictions apply.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. To experience nature at its finest, call 1-800-CALLAWAY or visit www.callawaygardens.com .

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