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Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 17

January 29, 2018 by SoWal Staff

The Friends of Eden and Florida State Parks pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, Feb. 17th from 10am to 2 pm at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington, North of US 98 via CR-395.

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
1:00 pm – Waxing Camellia Blooms
11am to 1 pm - "The Graytones" 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.

This community event is free with paid admission to the State Park – donations made to the Friends of Eden will be appreciated.


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