American Camellia Society
American Camellia Society is a national membership organization. The nine acres of gardens are the centerpiece of the society and are dedicated to fostering appreciation for and knowledge of plants of the genus Camellia. Founded in 1945, the society is headquartered at Massee Lane Gardens near Fort Valley in Peach County, Ga.
Massee Lane Gardens has nine acres of camellia plantings and several specialty gardens and collections. Your walk in the gardens is enhanced by the 39 mill stones from corn grinding mills in the middle Georgia area featured throughout the gardens.
Pierced brick walls of 1760-90 brick used as ballast on ships coming from England into the port of Charleston, decorate the formal garden in front of the Headquarters building.
A particularly fine porcelain collection is on display for the thousands of visitors from the USA and abroad. Take a leisurely stroll through the nine acres of beautiful camellias from October through March. In their seasons, the fragrances of tea olives, roses, and daphne fill the air. Golden Lady Banksia roses climb huge pine trees, shielding the camellias and azaleas at their feet.
Visit the American Camellia Society website for more information.