Callaway Gardens Part II: Victory Garden
Pine Mountain, GA - Events of Thursday, March 29, 2012
After we left the Azalea Bowl, we headed for another section of Callaway Gardens known as Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden. This 7.5-acre demonstration garden was the last major project initiated by Cason Callaway before his death in 1961. This garden was used for several years as the southern setting for taping portions of the PBS program Victory Garden. Paul hasn't watched Victory Garden for quite some time, but he used to watch religiously, and he learned a lot about gardening from the program.
On our way to Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden, we passed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail, so we stopped. At the beginning of the trail was a log cabin that was relocated to Callaway Gardens in 1959. The cabin was built around 1830 in nearby Troup County from hand-hewn, longleaf pine logs.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail displays native plants from coastal, meadow, bog, and forest areas of Georgia. Many of the species are rare, threatened or endangered.
After walking the wildflower trail, we continued on our way to Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden.
By the time we finished visiting the Azalea Bowl earlier, then walked the wildflower trail and visited the vegetable garden, it was mid afternoon. We decided to call it a day and head back to the motor home. There is still plenty to see at Callaway Gardens. We'll tell you more in our next post.