Triangle Camellia Society's 6th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale

Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club

  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 10:00 am4:00 pm

The Triangle Camellia Society proudly announces its 6th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale. This event is free, with the judged show open to the public from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. The plant sale will begin at 10:00 AM and continue until 3:00 PM, offering many different varieties suitable for gardens in our area.

The 6th Annual Triangle Camellia Society Show will attract exhibitors from all over the southeastern United States. Hundreds of flowers representing many varieties will be evaluated by American Camellia Society judges. Show entries are open to all and will be taken from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM on the day of the show. There is no entry fee, and club members will be on hand to assist newcomers with entry procedures. Entries must be from plants of named varieties owned by the exhibitor. No affiliation with a camellia society is required. Gardeners wishing to determine their unknown camellia varieties are encouraged to bring them for identification. Properly identified flowers are eligible for entry in the show.

Also offered will be a judged flower show sponsored by the Raleigh Garden Club, featuring arrangements using camellia flowers. Outside the exhibit area, many of the Arboretum's collection of camellias will be in flower in conjunction with this event.

How to Enter

The Triangle Camellia Society welcome entries from all camellia growers. Some tips for entering your blossoms include:

  • Pick undamaged flowers that have just opened or nearly opened. Don 't touch the petals.
  • Immediately place stem in water or Flora life solution. (Little packets that come with cut flowers)
  • Wash the foliage with clear water. Leave about two to three inches of stem. Remove all put two leaves from the stem. If foliage is damaged you may use two leaves from another camellia.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Use poly fiber or soft other soft material to keep petals from touching container.
  • Try to know the name of each flower. If you don 't know the name Club members will help with identification of the bloom.
  • Carefully unload the blooms when you get to the show. Don 't touch the petals or let flowers touch each other.
  • Fill out an entry card for each bloom. Cards will be available at the show. Club members will help you with this. You are considered a novice if you have never entered or won a blue before. There is a novice class!
  • Place bloom in cup provided by Triangle Camellia Society.
  • Put on tray for placement.
  • Just entering a flower is exciting. Who knows you may just have a winner! We hope to see lots of flowers from your garden.
Advance registration is not required to enter or attend the show or plant sale.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Annette Atkins at (919) 775-5368 or for more information about this event.