The 13,000-acre Callaway Gardens showcases multiple attractions and features a resort complex which are all tucked away in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Callaway was opened on May 21, 1952 after being founded by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway as part of the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Their mission is to connect man and nature in a way that benefits both. The project became successful with the creation of Callaway Gardens which now houses several attractions including the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Garden Center, Virginia Callaway Discovery Center, John A. Sibley Horticultural Center, Birds of Prey, and Robin Lake Beach. Callaway Gardens is a community with its own restaurants, shops, resort, golfing, and multiple trails for bikers and hikers.
The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is one of the largest glass enclosed conservatories in North America. It has over 50 different species that flutter about the climate controlled exhibit. Visitors can experience the thrill of hatching butterflies at the transformation window. Visitors can also watch the award-winning video, On Wings of Wonder which plays continuously.
Watch my You Tube video below for a virtual tour of the butterfly conservatory as well as exquisite butterfly photographs.