The 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 in Point Washington, North of US 98 via CR-395.
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” 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. https://www.waltonoutdoors.com/explore-winter-blooming-camellias-at-eden-gardens-state-park/
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::