ACS 2019 National Convention

ACS 2019 National Convention

ACS 2019 National Convention

February 15-18, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama

The Alabama Camellia Society is planning an interesting, fun and educational convention that ACS members are sure to enjoy! Find out how to register and who to contact with questions or for more information.

Host: Alabama Camellia Society

Please register online by credit card at or click the link below for a printable application and mail to Alabama Camellia Society, 4358B Old Shell Road #275, Mobile, AL 36608.

For questions about the convention or registration, please call Chuck Shirk at (251) 422-0398.

Click here to download the agenda and registration form.

  • Click here to read an article about the plans for the convention.
  • Registration:
    • Early Full Registration (ACS Members Only) $275 Due 12/15/18
    • Regular Full Registration $300 Due 1/15/19
    • Full convention includes: Friday general membership meeting, reception & parade; Saturday breakfast, tours, box lunch & wine reception; Sunday camellia show, lectures & educational demonstrations, president’s reception & banquet; Monday tours, box lunch, wine reception, seafood dinner & plant auction.
    • See Registration Form for day rates and descriptions of what is included each day.
  • Event Summary
    • 60th Anniversary of Alabama’s State Flower
    • The events will coincide with Alabama’s 200th Anniversary of Statehood and serve as part of the American Camellia Society’s 72nd Annual Convention.
    • Attend a very special state Camellia Show at the convention center on Mobile Bay and be a part of Alabama’s rich camellia history.
    • Plus enjoy great seafood, tour famous camellia gardens and nurseries, and experience Mardi Gras in the city where it began.
    • Visit the Mobile, Alabama Tourism Website
    • Visit Alabama Camellia Society Facebook Page.
  • Host Hotel: Renaissance Riverview Plaza
    • (Reservation Deadline: January 13, 2019)
    • 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602
    • (251) 438-4000
    • Convention Rate: $129 per night (Code: ACS)
    • Rate Available for February 14-19, 2019
K. Sawada Winter Garden: (International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence and and American Camellia Trail Garden) A special attraction of the K. Sawada Winter Garden at the Mobile Botanical Gardens is its rare and significant collection of camellias developed by the region's renowned local growers. None were greater than Kosaku Sawada who famously grew a chest of seeds sent from Japan by his wife's family (as her dowry) to produce a series of cultivars that changed American camellia history. Sawada's introductions, plus hundreds more, are on display amid a 100-acre site of gardens and longleaf pines in an unusual coastal highlands setting that once was the home of historic camellia nurseries such as Longview, Overlook and Spring Hill nearby.