Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 20

January 29, 2016

camelliaatedenThe Friends of Eden and Florida State Parks pay tribute to the camellia Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park.

Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing camellias, enjoy a camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique), and camellia waxing for bloom preservation. Attend a program on camellia care and other plant related topics by Marie Harrison, a Master Gardener and author of numerous gardening books.

Living history re-enactors will also be present on the grounds during the Festival. A food vendor will be on the grounds, picnic tables by Tucker Bayou are available for visitors use in the park.

Camellias, air layered from Eden plants, will be available for a donation from the nursery.

Tentative schedule for the day: (held in the pavilion area)
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. – Presentation on camellias by Marie Harrison
11:15 a.m. – Waxing camellia blooms
11:45 a.m. – Demonstrations on air-layering
12:15 p.m. – Floral demonstration using camellias by Russ Barley of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts.

12 noon to 2 p.m. – Dismal Creek bluegrass band will be performing at the stage area.

This community event is free with free admission to the State Park – donations made to the Friends of Eden will be appreciated.

Learn more about Eden’s camellias by clicking here.

Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395.
For more information, call (850) 267-8320.
181 Eden Garden Road, Point Washington, Fl. 32459 ::MAP::