Historic Heartland / Fort Valley

Festival of Camellias

Dates : 2/3/18 - 2/28/18
Massee Lane Gardens
100 Massee Lane
Fort Valley, GA 31030

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

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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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  • 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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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's opening celebration on February 3 features free admission, self-guided tours, and free scavenger hunts for children. Professionally guided tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday in February for groups of ten or more ($5). Box lunches tour are $15 (includes tour and meal). The Gardens are also open on Mondays in February with free tea tastings.

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

    Box Lunch Tour for 10+ guests $15

    Children 12 and Under Free

    General Admission $5

    Guided Tours by Appointment $5

    Members of the American Camellia Society Free

    Professionally Guided Tours for 10+ guests $5

    Reciprocal Gardens Program Cardholders Free

    Senior (age 55+) Admission $4

    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