Camellias are fascinating plants, with a rich history and although not native to the American continent, they have been part of the south since the 1700s. These plants are a member of the tea plant family and has been cultivated for their beauty in many Lowcountry gardens. The Coastal Discovery Museum has a camellia garden with over 130 varieties that cover the whole spectrum of plant varieties and flower types present on camellias. The garden is part of the American Camellia Trail through the American Camellia Society. This presentation by Wendy Dickes, the garden manager, will talk about the history, diversity and significance of camellias, as well as the necessary knowledge to grow and care for camellias in the Lowcountry.
Please call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843 689 6767, ext 223 to make a reservation.