Plantation Trace / Quitman

Betty Sheffield Memorial Camellia Garden

121 N. Culpepper St.
Quitman, GA 31643

229-263-6000
  • © 2017 Image by L. S. Smith Photography LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Camellia "Betty Sheffield Supreme"; Photographer unknown

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The Betty Sheffield Memorial Garden, nestled next to the Brooks County Museum, features a statue of Betty and many camellia cultivars developed from her namesake camellias: "The Betty Sheffield" and "The Betty Sheffield Supreme".

Named for German immigrant turned Quitmanite, Elsbeth "Betty" Sheffield, the garden is a peaceful spot in which to sit and relax after exploring Quitman, GA's shops, restaurants, and attractions.

 While always a restful place to take a break from the day, the best time to view the garden's camellias is during the late winter months of January and February, when the camellias are in full bloom. The garden is one of three Quitman, GA sites listed on Georgia's official Camellia Trail.

Mrs. Sheffield's love of camellias extended to volunteer work supervising the beautification of Quitman's historic district and thoroughfares with this lovely flower. Due in part to her efforts, Quitman is The Camellia City of Georgia.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages