Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Annual Easter Events Planned at Callaway Gardends

Saturday’s Easter Eggstravaganza; Sunday’s Easter Sunrise Service and Brunch offer something for everyone

Easter traditions will continue at Callaway Gardens® this year during the weekend of April 11 and 12, 2009.

Daytime Activities
All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT around Robin Lake Beach. Finding thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs, will be the goal of guests of every age. The Easter Bunny will visit from noon to 5:00 p.m. for boys and girls to have their Easter photo taken. Bring your own basket or buy one once you arrive. Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be April 12, at 7:00 a.m. at the Robin Lake Ski Pavilion. This year’s service will be led by Mark Outlaw, senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Pine Mountain, and will feature an inspirational choir. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a fitting backdrop to this memorable event. Admission is free prior to 8:00 a.m. Guests should enter through the beach gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

Stay for Brunch
Make this Easter “eggstra” special when you bring your loved ones to Callaway’s popular Easter Brunch for dozens of delicious selections. Callaway chefs will have something to please every palate with choices from scrambled eggs and bacon to Atlantic salmon and roasted prime rib. Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring shortbread with peaches as well as other scrumptious cakes, pies and pastries.

Easter Brunch with a special children’s buffet will be served 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in both the Mountain Creek® Inn Ballrooms (reservations required) and Plant Room Restaurant (reservations not accepted). Both will be $28 for adults. For ballroom reservations please call, 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832.

In addition to this delectable brunch, the Gardens Restaurant and the Piedmont Dining Room will feature special Easter meals. The Gardens Restaurant will offer a limited a la carte menu from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $30. To make reservations for the Gardens Restaurant, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 5198 or 706-663-5198. The Piedmont Dining Room in the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens will offer an Easter Prix Fixe menu from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for $31. To make reservations for the Piedmont Dining Room, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6857 or 706-663-6857.

For all Easter dining options, children age four to 12 dine for approximately half-price; ages three and under dine for free. Easter menus are posted at Callaway Gardens’ website at www.callawaygardens.com. Taxes and gratuities are additional.

Spend the Weekend
Enjoy Easter Weekend at Callaway Gardens on a Spring Celebration overnight package in the cozy Mountain Creek Inn, relaxing Southern Pine Cottages, secluded Mountain Creek Villas or the luxurious Lodge and Spa. For package information, please visit www.callawaygardens.com.

Callaway Gardens is owned by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Its 13,000 acres include the Gardens as well as a resort, preserve and residential community. Highlights of the Gardens include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year. Resort amenities include nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 931 guest rooms, restaurants, full-service spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more. There is something for guests of all ages to enjoy. For almost 60 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens’ mission is environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).
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