Camellia Fest and Heritage Day at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 25

February 2, 2012

Learn all about camellias and history at Eden

Location: Eden Gardens State Park
Sat. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.mEden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden State Gardens, Inc. would like to invite everyone to the annual Camellia Fest.
Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing camellias, discover heritage handicraft demonstrations on the grounds, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique), and camellia waxing for bloom preservation.  Attend demonstrations on camellia care and other plant related topics by longtime camellia growers Dr. Gordon Eade and Manson Markette.  Camellias, air layered from Eden plants, will be available from the nursery.

Terri Carr from “Connect with Flowers” in Shalimar will do a floral arrangement demonstration using Camellias at 11:00am, presentations by Dr. Eades at 12 noon and 1pm, Camellia waxing at 11:45 and 12:30, and air-layering 10:30, and 1:30.

Heritage demonstrations will also be available including demonstrations on candle and soap making, butter and cracklin’ production, moonshining, old time toys and games, and much more.

Donations to the Friends of Eden will be accepted. There will be no additional fees for the event.



Fees: Admission to the park is free the day of the event.
Contact: (850) 267-8320
Directions: Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395. ::MAP::