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
  • Japanese Garden

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  • Camellia chrysanthides

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  • Azaleas in bloom at Massee Lane Gardens

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  • Pitcher Plants in Brown and Hall Environmental Garden

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  • Peterson Children's Garden at Massee Lane Gardens

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

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  • Abigail Lundy Fetterman Building: Event Facility and Museum

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  • Elfin

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  • Camellia Nitidissima

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  • C. Japonica 'Purple Passion'

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  • Massee Lane Entrance

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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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  • Gates at Massee Lane Gardens

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  • Salab

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  • Camellia Japonica 'Moonlight Bay'

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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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  • Ann Blair Brown

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

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  • Brick Walkway in Formal Camellia Garden

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  • Camellia Azalea

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  • Metal Camellia Sculpture on Massee Lane Garden Gate

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  • Camellia Hybrid 'Night Rider'

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  • Camellia in Bloom at Massee Lane Garden

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Massee Lane Gardens is the headquarters of the American Camellia Society and an International Garden of Excellence. 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 what the season. Special events are held each day in February to celebrate the Festival of Camellias.

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 Day Lily Garden. Two galleries showcase Edward Marshall Boehm porcelain sculptures in botanical, wildlife, religious and military themes. Weddings and special events held in the Porcelain Gallery, Courtyard or Rose Garden, or 156-seat theatre-style auditorium make unforgettable occasions. 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

    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, Party Facilities, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

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

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Festival of Camellias

    Festival of Camellias

    01/30/2016 - 02/29/2016

    The Festival of Camellias is a special celebration of the peak camellia blooming season at Massee Lane Gardens. Massee Lane Gardens, the Historic Headquarters of the American Camellia Society, hosts a special workshop, guided tours, and a competitive camellia show. Thousands of camellias in all varieties, sizes and colors are at the peak of their blooming season. Also known as the "winter rose," camellias bloom from September through April, with the peak of the season arriving in January and ... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Fetterman Auditorium 156 seat theatre - - - 156 - - - - -
    Fetterman Gallery The Fetterman Ga - 2700.0 225 - - - - - 400