Name: 2017 Festival of Camellias at Massee Lane Gardens
Date: February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2017
Celebrate a southern classic with the 2017 Festival of Camellias at Massee Lane Gardens, with special events in January and February, the peak blooming season for camellias in Georgia. The Festival’s opening day celebration on Saturday February 4, 2017 features free admission all day and a ribbon cutting for the Georgia Camellia Trail. Special events are held throughout February, the peak blooming season for camellias in Georgia. Massee Lane Gardens offers extended hours in February and is open Mondays in addition to the regular hours of Tuesday through Sunday. An easy to follow map of the 30-acre botanical garden and museum galleries allows guests to tour the seven specialty camellia gardens at their own pace. Professionally guided tours can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday in January and Monday through Friday in February for groups of ten or more for $5 per person. Box lunches can be ordered with February tours for $15 per person (includes tour guide and lunch). A complimentary tea tasting each Monday in February will showcase one of the most popular camellias in the world—the species camellia sinensis is the common tea plant. February 11, 2017 will be all about Art in the Gardens with an Ikebana flower arranging class and camellia painting class using the “One Stroke” oil painting technique. The grand finale will be the Middle Georgia Camellia Society’s and Flint Energies’ competitively judged camellia show on February 25 and 26, 2017. For costs and a full schedule, visit www.americancamellias.com/news-events/festival-of-camellias or call toll free (877) 422-6355.