The Friends of Eden and Florida State Parks pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, Feb.15th from 10 am 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. 1:30 pm – Waxing Camellia Blooms.
10 am 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. Eden Garden’s State Park, 181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, 850-267-8320.