Historic Heartland / Fort Valley

Massee Lane Gardens Historic Headquarters of the American Camellia Society

100 Massee Ln.
Fort Valley, GA 31030

478-967-2358 | 877-422-6355
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  • Gates at Massee Lane Gardens

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  • Camellia Japonica 'Moonlight Bay'

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  • Fountain with annuals in formal camellia garden at Massee Lane Gardens.

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  • Brick Walkway in Formal Camellia Garden

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  • The Dr. Dan and Muriel Nathan Education Pavilion is located by the lake in the environmental garden.

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  • Pitcher Plants in Brown and Hall Environmental Garden

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  • Fetterman Gallery set up for a wedding reception. Note Boehm Porcelain exhibit in background.

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  • C. Japonica 'Purple Passion'

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  • Azaleas in bloom at Massee Lane Gardens

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  • Dr. C. David Scheibert installed the beautiful rose garden and dedicated it on June 15, 1985 to his wife Jean and his mother Luella. More than 150 roses fill the area.

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  • Camellia Azalea

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  • Camellia Nitidissima

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  • Camellia Hybrid 'Night Rider'

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Massee Lane Gardens is the botanical garden headquarters of the American Camellia Society, an International Garden of Excellence, and a Georgia Camellia Trail garden. Brick walkways lead visitors through a self-guided tour of one of the world's finest camellia collections. Known as the "Winter Rose," camellias bloom from September through March. Something is always blooming at Massee Lane, no matter the season. Special events, workshops and deluxe boxed-luncheon guided tours are held each day in February to celebrate the Festival of Camellias (including extended garden hours).

Do not miss the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, Formal Camellia Garden, Camellia Species Garden, Children's Garden, Environmental Garden, Camellia Seedling Garden, Camellia Sun Trial Garden, and Native Azalea Garden. Two museum galleries showcase Edward Marshall Boehm porcelain sculptures in botanical, wildlife, religious and military themes. Guided tours are available by appointment.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    APG Reciprocal Admissions Card Holders Free with Card

    Children 12 and under $0.00

    General Admission $5.00

    Members of the American Camellia Society $0.00

    Senior Admission (55+) $4.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Discounts

    AAA

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Equipment Rentals Available, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round, Outdoor Location, Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Festival of Camellias

    Festival of Camellias

    02/03/2018 - 02/28/2018

    The month-long Festival of Camellias is celebrated every day in February, the peak of the blooming season for in Georgia. Self-guided tours of the seven specialty camellia gardens and a live camellia plant sale are available daily. The festival'... read more