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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  • 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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  • 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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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


    Nature Trails



    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


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Outdoor Location


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express




    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Festival of Camellias

    Festival of Camellias

    02/01/2019 - 02/28/2019

    Winter is sweeter at Massee Lane Gardens, when one of the world's finest camellia collections puts on a show that lasts from fall to early spring, with the peak in January and February.

    Celebrate peak season with a free visit on February 2, 2019. Guests will enjoy self-guided tours. Young guests will enjoy free nature scavenger hunts. The nursery offers a great selection of new and classic camellia plants, while the Garden Gift Shop features an eclectic selection of garden themed gif... read more