Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Conventions & Camellia Celebrations

Find out about events at Massee Lane Gardens and in the camellia world.


Massee Lane Gardens Announces
2021 Massee Lane Gardens Christmas Workshops

Beautiful fall-blooming Camellia sasanquas are blooming now at Massee Lane Gardens, five miles south of Fort Valley, GA.  Our Christmas Workshops include One-Stroke Paint Class, Floral Arranging Class, and Introduction to Ceramics Workshop.  Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and garden clubs will also be on display.


Poinsettia Paint Class: Saturday, December 4, 2021

A One-Stroke Paint Class will be taught at 1:00 p.m. by artist Shirley Rainwater of Lizella, Georgia. Rainwater holds a Level II Art Instruction Certification from Dewberry University in Orlando, Florida. The painting will be of a poinsettia bloom. Registration is $35.  Participants will complete an 11 x 14 canvas painting to take home.
Advance registration is required by December 2, 2021.

Floral Artistry Class and Introduction to Ceramics: Saturday, December 11, 2021

Floral Arranging class will be offered at 10:30 a.m. by Julie Dominy of Macon, Georgia, a Middle Georgia wedding and event designer for 10 years.  Ms. Dominy has freelanced with top designers in the industry, both on a local and national level.  Instruction will include a holiday table centerpiece design with fresh flowers and natural elements.  Registration is $50.  Participants will create a Christmas arrangement to take home. 

Introduction to Ceramics will be offered at 1:00 p.m. by Iris Brand, 40-year ceramicist of Warner Robins, Georgia.  Class includes how to work with raw clays, molds and hand-building, making a ceramic tree topper, individual mold openings, free firings for those take-home products, a raffle drawing for 19”-tall bisque Santa, and presentation. Registration is $35. 

Advance registration is required for the floral and ceramic classes by December 9, 2021.  All classes include participants’ supplies and garden admission.
Call now to register for any or all 3 classes held at Massee Lane Gardens, 100 Massee Lane Road, Fort Valley, GA.  Call toll-free (877) 422-6355 or landline (478) 967-2358 to make your reservation.  A reservation ticket will be provided to each participant upon arrival to the garden’s Gift Shop.  24-hour cancellation required for full refund.
Massee Lane Gardens are located on GA Hwy 49 between Fort Valley and Marshallville. Exit 149 from I-75 at Byron to travel south on GA Hwy 49 or leave I-75 at Exit 135 in Perry to follow GA Hwy 127 to Marshallville. From Marshallville follow Georgia 49 north three miles to the gardens. The gardens are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Closed Mondays.

Plant Sale

Simply click the link below to view the available varieties, call the gift shop to pay over the phone, and set up an appointment to pick up your new camellia plants curbside. 
Click here to view the Plant Sale Page.

Visit Massee Lane Gardens, the Historic Headquarters of the American Camellia Society! Call (877) 422-6355 for questions, tour reservations and event registration information.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Open 7 days a week in February. (Call for Holiday Hours)

  • Admission: $5 for Adults; Free for Members, Children under 12 and Tour Bus Drivers; $4 for Seniors 55+ (Admission discounts available with membership card for Flint Energies Co-op Connection Members, AAA Members, and Peach Chamber of Commerce Members)

  • Self Guided Tours: Guests can view an informative video on the history and features of Massee Lane Gardens. An easy to follow map of the gardens and galleries allows guests to tour the gardens at their own pace.

  • Professionally Guided Tours: Available Tuesday through Friday for groups of 10 or more by appointment for $5 per guest (includes admission and guide). Call toll free to schedule a tour for your group!  (877) 422-6355

  • Learn More! Click on the "Gardens" menu option above to learn more about Massee Lane Gardens.

  • Pet Friendly! Leashed pets welcome in the gardens. (Galleries off limits to pets.)

  • Gift Shop and Plant Shop. The Massee Lane Gardens Gift Shop is open year round with an eclectic mix of camellia grafting, pruning and rooting supplies, camellia care books, decorative housewares, camellia art and jewelry, stationary, and educational children's toys. Live camellia plants in three gallon pots are available year-round. American Camellia Society Members receive a ten percent discount on all purchases.

  • Click here to learn more about Massee Lane Gardens.


New Three-Year Electronic Membership Rate

Renew your membership or join the American Camellia Society with a single or joint three-year electronic membership for the new rate of $45.00. A two-year electronic membership is available for $40.00 and a single year electronic membership is available for $20.00.

All electronic memberships include the same benefits as the traditional membership, with the exception of mailed hard copies of The Camellia Journal and the American Camellia Yearbook.

  • All memberships include online access to these publications dating back to 1945, as well as much other online members-only camellia care resources.
  • 10% discount on ACS Gift Shop purchases at Massee Lane Gardens and our online Gift Shop, a copy of the ACS Camellia Culture Booklet (an ACS publication on camellia care and propagation)
  • Free admission to Massee Lane Gardens - headquarters for the American Camellia Society
  • Free or reduced admissions into 345+ additional botanical gardens that participate in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program
  • National conventions with competitive camellia shows, tours, and other fun-filled activities
  • Educational workshops, a speakers bureau, and extensive camellia library, camellia fact sheets, and camellia nursery information

Click here to join the American Camellia Society and begin enjoying the benefits, give a gift membership, or renew your current membership.


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