ACS National Convention

ACS National Convention

ACS National Convention

February 15-19, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama

The Alabama Camellia Society is planning an interesting, fun and educational convention that ACS members are sure to enjoy!

February 15-19, 2019
National Convention and Camellia Show
Mobile, Alabama

Host: Alabama Camellia Society

  • 60th Anniversary of Alabama’s State Flower on February 15-19, 2019.
  • 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 Alabama Camellia Society Facebook Page.

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.

Visit the Mobile, Alabama Tourism Website