Visit Fantastic Eden Gardens for the Annual Camellia Festival Feb. 25

February 19, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Everyone should visit Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington at least once in their life. And it's never better than it is in the spring with butterflies, birds, kids, and flowers blooming.

The Friends of Eden Gardens State Park pay tribute to the blooming Camellia Saturday, Feb.25th from 10am to 2 pm at the park, north of US 98 off Scenic Hwy 395.

Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing camellias, discover heritage handicraft demonstrations on the grounds, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique), and camellia waxing for bloom preservation. 

Attend demonstrations on camellia care and other plant related topics by longtime camellia growers Dr. Gordon Eade and Manson Markette.  Camellias, air layered from Eden plants, will be available for purchase from the nursery.

Terri Carr from “Connect with Flowers” in Shalimar will do a floral arrangement demonstration using Camellias at 11:00am.  Camellias waxing demonstration at 12 noon.

Heritage demonstrations will also be available including demonstrations on candle and soap making, butter and cracklin’ production, moonshining, old time toys and games, and much more.

This community event is free with free admission to the State Park – donations made to the Friends of Eden are always appreciated.


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