Easter Egg Hunts, Sunrise Service and Meals Announced at Callaway Gardens

Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunts; Sunday’s Easter Sunrise Service and Buffets offer something for everyone
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March 15, 2012 - PRLog -- PINE MOUNTAIN, GA – Enjoy Easter weekend with your family this year at Callaway Gardens® during the weekend of April 7 and 8, 2012.  As in years past, Callaway Gardens has family-friendly activities planned for the whole weekend.

Family Activities
All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the lawn at the Overlook Azalea Garden.  Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs.  The Easter Bunny will visit from Noon to 5 p.m. with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken.  Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 8, at 7:30 a.m. on the lawn between the Gardens Restaurant and the Boat Dock. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service to be led by Retired Baptist Minister Max McCord of LaGrange, Ga. and beautiful music.  Admission is free prior to 8 a.m.  Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.

Enjoy These Options for Easter Lunch
After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter Buffets for dozens of delicious selections.  The Callaway Gardens culinary team will have something to please every palate with choices from lamb chops with apple chutney to slow smoked prime rib and baked salmon with mustard cream to roasted chicken with celeriac sauce and pickled beets.  Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring blueberry bread pudding, pecan pie with blackberry caramel, crème brulee cheesecake, and chocolate layer cake with caramel and crème Chantilly.

The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $34.95* per adult.  A children’s buffet will be available for $17.95* for children 6 to 12 years of age.  For ballroom reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 6832 or 706-663-6832.  

An Easter Buffet will be served in the Plant Room Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $32.95* for adults; $16.95* for children age 6 to 12; and children ages 5 and younger dine for free. Reservations are not accepted.

The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $40* per adult and $20* for children age 6 to 12.  A special menu for children ages 5 and younger will be available.  For reservations, please call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) ext. 5311 or 706-663-2281.

Details on Easter weekend are available www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.

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).
*Taxes and gratuities are additional.

About Callaway Gardens
For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 13,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 685 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities--with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

Callaway Gardens is home to a 4,610-acre forest preserve which is under conservation easement.  This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs.

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