PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — News 3 has confirmed from sources at Callaway Gardens that they will be closing two long-time attractions within the gardens.
A spokesperson tells us that Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden closed on Monday. It was dedicated in 1962, 10 years after the gardens opened. It sits on seven and a half acres near Robin Lake Beach, and was the backdrop for the popular TV program “Victory Garden.”
Callaway says the vegetable garden area may one day become a golf clubhouse, with the vegetable garden finding another home somewhere else inside the gardens.
The other attraction set to close on November 12th is the Sibley Horticultural Center. The unique indoor/outdoor garden complex was opened in 1984. It was named after longtime Ida Cason Callaway Foundation board member John Sibley.
Callaway said the closings is a strategic move to insure the gardens continue growing into the future.