here to read Mid-week at Callaway Gardens and here for A Thursday at Callaway Gardens. At that time we found out that the gardens have more than 20,000 native and cultivated azalea plants - 700 varieties. We planned to come back in April when the azaleas are in bloom. The day after visiting Wild Animal Safari, Tuesday 9 April, we returned to Callaway Gardens. As soon as we entered the gardens azaleas were welcoming us along the Scenic Drive.
The last lake we saw had azalea bushes reflecting in the greenish water - just like watercolor paintings. I am keeping all this breathtaking beauty, the explosive as well as soft colors, in my mind's eye but also on this post so I can revisit them often.