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Global flower group with Macon roots

Visitors look over the roughly 1,200 blooms in the Middle Georgia Camellia Society Festival of Flowers Camellia Show in Fort Valley in 2014.
Visitors look over the roughly 1,200 blooms in the Middle Georgia Camellia Society Festival of Flowers Camellia Show in Fort Valley in 2014. The Telegraph

Editor’s note: The following story is part of a feature called Home Grown in which we take a look at the people and products that have made a name for themselves well beyond our Middle Georgia borders.

The American Camellia Society was founded in the 1930s, reformed in Macon in 1945 and has been headquartered at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley since 1968.

The nonprofit organization has more than 3,000 members worldwide and 80 satellite clubs in the United States with whom they hold cooperative programs and shows.

The American Camellia Society works to increase interest in the genus Camellia as well as sponsor research, sanction flower shows and educate gardeners worldwide.

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