Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason Callaway, Sr. and his wife Virginia Callaway, for the purpose of preserving the native flora of the southern United Sates in a natural setting for the public to enjoy. At one time, this area was marginal farm land, depleted of its natural beauty and vegetation by overuse. The Callaways rebuilt this land into 2,500 acres of trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
Callaway Gardens is owned and operated by a non-profit organization, the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, which is dedicated to horticulture, charity, religion, education and science. The Gardens are cared for and strengthened each year for the benefit and gratification of todayís generations and generations to come. This property symbolized the past, the present, and the future of this regionís landscape.
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation.
Location. 32° 49.55′ N, 84° 50.6′ W. Marker is near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Martha Berry Highway (U.S. 27) and Unnamed Callaway Gardens entrance road, on the right when traveling south on Martha Berry Highway Touch for map. The marker is at the former main entrance to Callaway Gardens at the (currently closed) gift shop. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The J.L. Hand Gazebo (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Log Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smokehouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wildflower Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Mountain.
Regarding Callaway Gardens. The best and most comprehensive brief description of Callaway Gardens is on Wikipedia:
A description of the attractions at Callaway Gardens on their home page is at
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1. Callaway Gardens. The best and most comprehensive brief description of Callaway Gardens. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Callaway Gardens. A description of the attractions at Callaway Gardens on their home page. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features •
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