Annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 15
February 15, 2014 by Teresa Lischka
The Friends of Eden present the annual Camellia Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington. Visitors are invited to stroll through beautiful camellias in full bloom throughout the grounds of the park, enjoy a camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique), and camellia waxing for bloom preservation. Visitors to the festival may also attend demonstrations on camellias and other gardening topics, including camellia care demonstration by Marie Harrison, author of numerous gardening books.
10:00 a.m. Air layering demonstration
11:00 a.m. Presentation by Marie Harrison on Camellias
11:30 a.m. Camellia Waxing demonstration
12:30 p.m. Marie Harrison presentation on Camellias
1:00 p.m. Floral arranging demonstration
2:00 p.m. Camellia Waxing demonstration
Camellias, air layered from Eden Gardens plants, will be available from the nursery.
Come spend time in the beautiful gardens throughout the park with your family and friends for the annual Eden Gardens State Park Camellia Festival. Refreshments to be served and live music performed on the grounds by Lucky Mud.
This community event is free with free admission to the park. Donations made to the Friends of Eden will be appreciated.
Our favorite SoWal State Park for taking a break from the beach is the spectacular Eden Gardens State Park on Tucker Bayou in Point Washington. Drive straight up Scenic Hwy 395 from Seagrove Beach, across Hwy 98 and you'll see the entrance up on the left.
The focal point of the park is the Wesley house, a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wraparound porch complete with rocking chairs. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. It's a favorite place for weddings and other events, and includes a covered stage for performances, a large screened pavilion, and bricked areas under the oaks for giant event tents.