Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Conventions & Camellia Celebrations

Find out about events at Massee Lane Gardens and in the camellia world.

Visit Massee Lane Gardens, the Historic Headquarters of the American Camellia Society! Call (877) 422-6355 for questions, tour reservations and event registration information.


Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Open 7 days a week in February. (Call for Holiday Hours)

  • Admission: $5 for Adults; Free for Members, Children under 12 and Tour Bus Drivers; $4 for Seniors 55+ (Admission discounts available with membership card for Flint Energies Co-op Connection Members, AAA Members, and Peach Chamber of Commerce Members)

  • Self Guided Tours: Guests can view an informative video on the history and features of Massee Lane Gardens. An easy to follow map of the gardens and galleries allows guests to tour the gardens at their own pace.

  • Professionally Guided Tours: Available Tuesday through Friday for groups of 10 or more by appointment for $5 per guest (includes admission and guide). Call toll free to schedule a tour for your group!  (877) 422-6355

  • Learn More! Click on the "Gardens" menu option above to learn more about Massee Lane Gardens.

  • Pet Friendly! Leashed pets welcome in the gardens. (Galleries off limits to pets.)

  • Gift Shop and Plant Shop. The Massee Lane Gardens Gift Shop is open year round with an eclectic mix of camellia grafting, pruning and rooting supplies, camellia care books, decorative housewares, camellia art and jewelry, stationary, and educational children's toys. Live camellia plants in three gallon pots are available from October 1 - April 30. American Camellia Society Members receive a ten percent discount on all purchases.

  • Click here to learn more about Massee Lane Gardens.

Save the Dates for Upcoming Meetings & Events!

  •  January 25, 2020: 6th Annual Camellia Culture and Care Educational Workshop: The Middle Georgia Camellia Society will host our 6th annual camellia culture and care educational workshop Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at Masse Lane Gardens in Fort Valley, Georgia.  This is annual event is a fun way to connect with others and learn more about camellias. The deadline for registration is Monday, January 20, 2020. The $20 registration fee goes towards the cost of demonstration materials, supplies and lunch. Additional information around the events and agendas will be sent after registration is received. Please include your email address to receive email reminders and notifications.For questions, please reach out to Jo Creel at 229-815-5620 or by emailing jocreel@gmail.comClick here to download the registration form for more details of the types of learning events.

  • February 1 - 29, 2020: Festival of Camellias at Massee Lane Gardens, Ft. Valley, Georgia

  • March 13-17, 2020: American Camellia Society Annual Conference Norfolk, Virginia

Camellia Judging Classes

Becoming a camellia show judge is a great way to become more involved in camellia care and culture. Judges must be ACS members in good standing and participate in a re-accredation course every five years. 
Click here to find out more about shows and judging.

Click here to find a judge training class near you!

New ACS Camellia Show Rules and Regulations Now Available
The ACS Judging Program has produced a new Camellia Show Rules and Regulations booklet which updates the governing procedures and judging of American Camellia Society Cooperative Shows. All novice, accredited and emeritus judges will be receiving their booklet in the mail shortly. Please make sure that you read the new booklet before the new camellia season begins. Please call or email Lorie Huff with any questions about camellia show judging at 1-877-422-6355 or lhuff@americancamellias.org.