About American Camellia Society

The American Camellia Society is a national membership organization dedicated to fostering appreciation for and knowledge of plants of the genus Camellia.

The American Camellia Society is a national membership organization dedicated to fostering appreciation for and knowledge of plants of the genus Camellia. Founded in 1945, the Society is headquartered at Massee Lane Gardens near Fort Valley in central Georgia. Massee Lane Gardens has nine acres of camellia plantings and an additional twenty-plus acres devoted to specialty gardens and collections.

Click the image above to view a video about the American Camellia Society, Membership Benefits, and the beautiful Massee Lane Gardens, headquarters of the society.

The American Camellia Society Programs:

  • sponsors a variety of educational activities
  • offers various publications
  • helps sponsor scientific research
  • sanctions camellia flower shows and accredits camellia show judges
  • oversees varietal registration of new camellia cultivars
  • is central to organized camellia activity in the United States
 
The American Camellia Society is a member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta and of The International Camellia Society. Massee Lane Gardens is an International Garden of Excellence. The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

  • Site Map

    Helpful links to American Camellia Society Web Site Content

  • Donations, Memorials & Honorariums

    Help us do more of what we do well. Make a sustaining contribution to the American Camellia Society today!

  • ACS Membership Benefits

    Learn about the benefits of American Camellia Society Membership.

  • Become a Member

    Please use this form to become a member of the American Camellia Society, give a gift membership, or renew a membership.

  • Camellia Shows

    Everything you need to know about ACS Cooperative Camellia Shows

  • Publications & Library

    Members of the American Camellia Society receive on-line access to The American Camellia Society publications. The website includes all current and back issues in pdf format. Log on using your ACS account information or join today for this membership benefit.

  • Clubs & Societies

    Camellia clubs and societies are the best place to meet Camellia growers and showers with expertise in your area. Make new friends and share your love of camellias!

  • Contact the American Camellia Society

    Contact information for the ACS Headquarters

  • American Camellia Trail Gardens

    Explore the gardens of the American Camellia Trail, which showcases public botanical gardens with significant camellia collections.

  • The American Camellia Society - Governance

    Board of Directors, ACS Trust, Council of State Directors, Massee Lanes Garden Council, Past Presidents, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Strategic Plan & more

  • American Camellia Society Members

    Archived member lists are available to members only. Log on with your American Camellia Society account information to view contact information for members who give publication permission.