As the weather continues to get warmer, it is exciting to see camellias bursting into bloom all across the Savannah area. There is just something about this time of the year that gets everyone in the mood for camellias.

The Savannah Camellia Festival  will take place Thursday February 21, 2019 through Sunday February 24, 2019 at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. This four day event will feature many exciting learning opportunities along with a local Camellia Show. More specific details along with direct links with be shared next week, but begin thinking about the festival and making plans to attend.

The events below are just a few of the features of this year’s Savannah Camellia Festival


  • Properly Planting Camellias by Gene Phillips 
  • Basic Fundamentals about Growing Camellias by Charles Daniel 
  • Waxing Camellias by Debbie Odom
  • Air-Layer Camellias by Dr. Doug Webb and Dr. Michael Poole ( two different classes)
  • Rooting Camellias by Gene Phillips
  • Using Camellias in Flower Arrangements by Annette Jones and Audrey Wagner King (several different classes)
  • Grafting Camellias by Gene Phillips 
  • Enjoy Tours of the Judge Solomon Camellia Trail with over 1000 camellias and most in Full Bloom 
  • View over 1000 of the Best Local Blooms during the Savannah Camellia Show
  • Purchase Camellias and other items from the Festival Vendors

For details of the festival – Visit Coastal Georgia Camellia Society Website! 

Savannah Camellia Festival ~ Savannah Georgia Feb 21-24, 2019