Festival of Camellias continues at Massee Lane Gardens

Staff reportFebruary 24, 2014 


Visitors look at some of the blooms Sunday during the Middle Georgia Camellia Society Show at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley.

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Flower enthusiasts had the opportunity Sunday to view multiple varieties and colors of camellias at the Middle Georgia Camellia Society Show, a highlight of the two-month Festival of Camellias that continues into March.

The leading camellia growers in the Southeast competed for prizes and exhibitor points during the show that was open to the public Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The event at Massee Lane Gardens was sponsored by Flint Energies.

The Festival of Camellias celebration also includes workshops, tours, luncheons and a fashion show, a Massee Lane Gardens news release stated.

Guests may tour the gardens, porcelain galleries and greenhouse, and attend workshops for the cost of garden admission -- $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children younger than 12 and American Camellia Society members. Self-guided tours include an informational video on camellias and the gardens, the release stated.

Massee Lane Gardens, the historic headquarters of the American Camellia Society, is located at 100 Massee Lane, Fort Valley.

For driving instructions and a full schedule of events, visit www.americancamellias.org.

Call toll free at 877-422-6355 to register for workshops, schedule a tour guide, arrange for a boxed luncheon, or to reserve tickets for the fashion show luncheon. For more information, email ask@americancamellias.org.

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