The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society is dedicated to inspiring , promoting and developing interest in Camellias throughout the midlands of South Carolina. Membership in the MCCS and use of this website are encouraged for anyone sharing our interests.
Camellia Japonica "Man Size", a miniature camellia that is very popular and easy to grow throughout the south.
The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society is hosting its annual winter Camellia Show on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Phillips Market Center at the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market in West Columbia, SC.
This show is one of the South’s largest and most prestigious Camellia events and attracts Camellia growers/cultivators from as far north as Virginia and as far south as Florida. One may expect to see over 1500 blooms at the Mid-Carolina Camellia Society’s winter show.
The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society was founded in 1951 and began as the Columbia Men’s Camellia Club.
The Society’s membership is very diverse with over 100 members. This group is brought together by its appreciation of these magnificent blossoming shrubs and trees. Camellias are grown as landscaping plants as well as in greenhouse settings. Individuals join to gain a better understanding of how to care for their plants as well as how to show Camellia’s competitively.
The Mid-Carolina Camellia Show features numerous competitive categories for both the novice and the seasoned show participant, and encourages those who have never shown before to participate. There will be experts on hand to guide novice exhibitors and to give guidance to those who want to improve or add Camellia’s to their home’s landscape.
All are encouraged to stop by the Phillips Market Center at the SC State Farmers Market to see these beautiful Camellia blossoms. Admission is free to the public and to exhibitors, and viewing hours are from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015. Exhibitors may bring their blossoms as early as 7:00 am the morning of the show, and must be on display by 10:30 am for judging.
Come and meet the members of the local Chapter of the American Camellia Society and learn more about Camellias.