Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 15

January 25, 2020 by SoWal Staff

The Friends of Eden Gardens invite the community to the annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10am until 2pm.

Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing Camellias, enjoy a Camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a Camellia propagating technique), and Camellia waxing for bloom preservation.  Attend a program on Camellia care and other plant related topics by Marie Harrison, a Master Gardener and author of numerous Gardening Books.

Tentative schedule for the day:  (held in the Pavilion area)
10:15 am - 11:00 am - Presentation on Camellias by Marie Harrison
11:15 am – 12 noon - Floral Demonstration using Camellias by Tim Ard of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts.
12:30 pm - Demonstrations on Air-layering
1:30 pm – Waxing Camellia Blooms
10am to 2 pm - "Earth Vibes Band" will be performing at the Stage area.

- Camellias will be available for a donation from the nursery.
- Living History re-enactors will also be present on the grounds during the Festival.
- Food vendors will be present on the grounds, picnic tables by Tucker Bayou are available for visitors use in the Park.
- Additional Parking will be available at Bay Elementary School.

This community event is free with paid admission to the State Park – donations made to the Friends of Eden will be appreciated. Spend time in the gardens with your family and friends for the annual Eden Gardens State Park Camellia Festival. 

See 2014 photo gallery at

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.

Learn more at Eden Gardens State Park

See Eden Gardens State Park Photo Gallery  

Visit the Friends of Eden Gardens on Facebook to join the conversation and stay up to date on the latest. 


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