Chip Callaway Lecture Series

Chip Callaway has given much of his time and creative talent to Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden from its inception.  A long -time friend of Paul Ciener, Chip has been involved with carefully planning, expanding the vision and designing many of the Garden’s displays. We want to thank  this extraordinary man for his generosity by naming our lecture series in his honor.


Chip is the President and CEO of Callaway & Associates, specializing in garden restorations, and landscape designs.  A Master of Landscape Architecture, he has been involved with historic garden restorations all over the East Coast.  Chip is also involved with symposiums, has sat on numerous garden boards, and has been featured in magazines such as Southern Living and the Washington Post.

Join our Garden Staff and other professionals as they share their knowledge and expertise.  We offer renowned speakers in the horticulture field during the year, as well as local experts for our Lunch and Learn Lectures and Summer Thursday Lectures.   Lunch and Learn lectures are held during September, October, November, March, April and May. Summer Thursday Lectures are offered during the evening in June, July and August. 


Welcome to our Garden!

215 South Main Street

Kernersville, NC   27284 


Garden Open Daily Dawn until Dusk

Welcome Center and Office Hours 

Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Gift Shop Hours 

Tuesday-Friday; 10:00 am-4:00 pm

While visiting, please . . . 

  • Respect our plants and remain on paths.

  • Keep your children in sight.

  • Pets are not allowed.  Service animals are always welcome.

  • No Smoking.  Keep our Garden smoke and tobacco free.  Tobacco is a threat to our plants.  Discarded cigarettes can cause mulch fires in our garden beds. 

  • Photography is always welcome but should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.  Professional photographers, please contact the office to coordinate your visit.

  • Artists are always welcome.  Please contact our office to coordinate your visit.  

  • Please follow any requests made by our Garden staff.

  • Visit the Garden often and please leave the Garden as you found it!