Historic Heartland / Fort Valley

Festival of Camellias

Dates : 2/1/19 - 2/28/19
Massee Lane Gardens
100 Massee Lane
Fort Valley, GA 31030

478-967-2358 | 877-422-6355
  • Camellia Society photo

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  • The Dr. Dan and Muriel Nathan Education Pavilion is located in the Brown and Hall Environmental Garden overlooking a 2.4 acre lake. Featuring plants native to the southeastern United States, this garden illustrates the diversity of plant life in our area. The garden includes a good walking trail for

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  • Boehm Porcelains

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  • Garden Bench in Formal Camellia Garden

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  • C. Sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'

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  • Abendroth Japanese Garden, Koi Pond and Azumaya

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  • Cascading camellia in formal garden at Massee Lane Gardens.

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  • C. Japonica 'Wildfire' with Hummingbird

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  • Boehm Porcelain Exhibit

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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 gifts.

Massee Lane Gardens offers extended hours in February and is open Mondays (with free tea tastings) in addition to Tuesday through Sunday. Professionally guided tours are available on weekdays for groups of ten or more for $5 each; box lunch tours are $15 per person; and advance reservations required. Call toll free (877) 422-6355.

The Festival's finale will be the Middle Georgia Camellia Society's and Flint Energies' camellia show on February 22 and 23, 2019.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:30PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 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

    Admission: General $5

    Admission: Members of the American Camellia Society & Reciprocal Gardens Members Free with Membership Card

    Admission: Senior (age 55+) $4

    Admission: Youth 12 and Under Free

    Tour: Box Lunch Tour for 10+ guests with Professional Guide $15

    Tour: Professionally Guided Tours for 10+ guests $5

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)


    Group Amenities



    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express




    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Fairs & Festivals

    Family Friendly

    Outdoors & Nature