Callaway Gardens: Find out why admission will be free on Feb. 21

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A trip to Callaway Gardens would be great way to have some family-friendly fun this weekend.

You won’t have to pay anything to gain entry into the public garden on Feb. 21 in honor of one of the Founder’s birthday.

Virginia Hand Callaway was born on Feb. 21, 1900. Her husband, Cason J. Callaway, was born on Nov. 6.  Callaway Gardens also offers free entry on his birthday.

In addition to free entry, attendees will be treated to an organ concert from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ida Carson Callaway Memorial Chapel.

One-day admission for attendees (ages 13 to 64 years old) is generally $20.

Callaway Gardens was founded by Cason and Virginia Hand Callaway in 1952. It was originally called the Ida Cason Gardens, named after Cason Callaway’s mother. In the 1960s it became known as Callaway Gardens.

The garden and resort is located about 70 miles southwest of Atlanta.

If you've been itching to get away with a trip to one of Georgia's best gardens, this is a great excuse to do so this weekend.

If You Go: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 21 Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. Highway 27, Pine Mountain. Cost: free admission. 800-852-3810.