Massee Lane is all about flowers, all about camellias. More than 1000 camellia varieties are featured in the gardens, some as new as last year's registrations, others as old as the historical, traditional varieties. Every effort is made here to archive rare species and plants close to extinction, so that future generations will be able to enjoy them too.
This slide set is available due to the hard work of Jim Keeler of Tallahassee, Florida, who compiled this information. Dr. Keeler is very interested in the historical camellias, which he classifies as those over 50 years of age. He has encouraged his local society to add a historical class to their camellia show and would be glad to assist other societies with this.
This award recognizes annually the Camellia japonica and Camellia hybrid of the genus Camellia which win the greatest number of Best in Show and Honor Court Awards in ACS Cooperative Shows during a camellia growing season.