Historic Heartland / Fort Valley

Festival of Camellias

Dates : 1/30/16 - 2/29/16
Massee Lane Gardens
100 Massee Lane
Fort Valley, GA 31030

478-967-6723 | 877-422-6355
  • Camellia Society photo

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  • C. Sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'

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  • Boehm Porcelain Exhibit

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  • Garden Bench in Formal Camellia Garden

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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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  • Abendroth Japanese Garden, Koi Pond and Azumaya

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  • Boehm Porcelains

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  • C. Japonica 'Wildfire' with Hummingbird

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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 February. Guests will enjoy an informational video on camellias and the gardens, and a self-guided tour of the gardens, porcelain galleries and greenhouse.

The gardens are open seven days a week for the entire month of February! The hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. A care and culture workshop will be held January 30, 2016, and Free Admission Day will be Saturday, February 6, 2016. Guided tours for 10+ 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 Free

    General Admission $5

    Guided Tours by Appointment $5

    Members of Reciprocal Gardens Free

    Members of the American Camellia Society Free

    Senior (age 55+) Admission $4

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Fetterman Gallery 2700 sq. ft - 2700.0 225 200 200 - 150 - 400
    Fetterman Auditorium 156 seat theatre - - - 156 - - - 156 -
    Fetterman Terrace The centerpiece - - - 150 150 - - - 200