Massee Lane Gardens
Massee Lane Gardens
|Contact Address||100 Massee Lane
Fort Valley, Georiga 31030
|Hours of Operation||Closed on Monday; open Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a. m. - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00 p. m. - 4:30 p. m. (Please call for Holiday Hours)
Special February Hours
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a. m. - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00 p. m. - 4:30 p. m.
American Camellia Society Members - Free
General Admission - $5.00
Senior Admission - $4.00 (age 55+)
Children Admission - Free ( under age 12)
Flint Energies Co-op Connection Members and AAA Members - $4.00
Massee Lane Gardens Retail Plant Barn offers camellias and companion plants for sale from October through April. American Camellia Society Members are eligible for a 10% discount in the Massee Lane Gardens Gift Shop, Retail Plant Barn, and Online Gift Shop.
About the Garden
Massee Lane Gardens is an International Camellia Society "Garden of Excellence" and the headquarters of the American Camellia Society. One of the world's finest collections of camellias fills a nine-acre area at Massee Lane. Brick walkways surround the camellia trees for easy viewing.
The Abendroth Japanese Garden, the Scheibert Rose Garden, and beautiful plantings of daffodils, daylilies, chrysanthemums, azaleas, flowering trees, annuals and perennials add to the year-round beauty. Learn more about each of the specialty gardens.
Massee Lane had its beginnings as the private garden of David C. Strother in the 1930's. Mr. Strother donated this land to the American Camellia Society for its headquarters in 1966.
Strother was quite a collector - the millstones he brought into the garden have become a Massee Lane signature. The old wire road mile markers, some with the mile number still visible, add another dimension to the garden. Learn more about the history of the camellia collection and the orign of the gardens.
Our visitor center is located in the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman building and has a recurring slide show informs visitors about camellias and the development of the Gardens. The gift shop, auditorium, and large reception room comprise the principal elements of this building. The Stevens-Taylor Gallery and the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Educational Museum showcase the porcelain collection.
About the Camellia Collection
Total number of camellia plants: 3,500
Number of distinct camellia cultivars or species: 110