Atlantic Coast Camellia Society

2019 / 2020

Miss Charleston Variegated
C. japonica 'Miss Charleston Variegated'

The Coastal Carolina Camellia Society is a local society in the Charleston, South Carolina area affiliated with the American Camellia Society. Members usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. from August to April with a refreshment time before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a dish to share if you are able.

Meetings consist of the care of camellias and include such things as grafting, air layering, pruning, and applying gibberellic acid to obtain earlier and larger camellia blooms. We have different speakers each month. The club is also getting involved in other projects in the community. We have many fun things planned for the upcoming year including a project with Hampton Park, camellia plant sales, a fun summer picnic and plant auction, an oyster roast in the works for the fall, and planning for our next camellia show which is normally held on the fourth Saturday in January. Our 2020 show had over 1,400 blooms entered! It was absolutely stunning.

Currently our club meets at Essex Village Church of Christ (unless otherwise indicated) at 736 Savage Road, Charleston, SC. Please join us and get to know a great group of people.

Our next club show will be held on January 23, 2021 at the Danny Jones Armory Complex at 5000 Lackawanna Boulevard, North Charleston, SC. Blooms are accepted for entry beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Judging begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. so come early to enter your blooms. There is no entry fee, and everyone is welcome. Club members will be on hand to assist newcomers. If you are interested in bringing and entering flowers to be judged at the show you may obtain a show schedule with rules for bloom entry by contacting the club at:

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Coastal Carolina Camellia Society Show
Winter 20

Kute_Kate-2724 Danny Jones Complex Armory
North Charleston, South Carolina
Results from January 25, 2020
Executive Committee

Position Name Email
President Christine Smith
1st Vice-President
(Show Chairman)
Tony Smith
2nd Vice-President
Mike Denson
Secretary Helen Lewis
Treasurer Jerry Weise
Publicity Joshua Giordano-Silliman
Historian Martha Fisher
Membership Brenda Beach
Past President Miles Beach

Schedule of Events

Date Event Time Purpose
Sunday, March 1, 2020 Board Meeting 2:00 p.m.  
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Hands-on air layering class 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Monthly Meeting: "The magic of Mushrooms" by Susan James 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Plantasia  9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Old Towne Creek County Park
1400 Old Towne Road, West Ashley
Saturday, April 4, 2020 Hands-on air layering class 10:00 a.m. (with lunch following)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Monthly Meeting "Perennial Gardens in the Lowcounry: byPerry Gaskins 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Spring Picnic 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Monthly Meeting Program on gibbing your camellias; gib given to members; Photo contest - camellias 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Monthly Meeting Speaker Mark Crawford of Loch Laurel Nursery 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
Date TBA Harvesting air layered camellias Time TBA
Friday, Sept 18 - Sunday, Sept 20, 2020 ACCS Convention Pawley’s Island, SC
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Monthly Meeting 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
**Tentatively, Saturday, October 24, 2020 Oyster Roast  Time and Location TBA
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Monthly Meeting 6:30 (refreshments)
7:00 (meeting)
Essex Village Church of Christ
736 Savage Road
Date TBA, 2020 Holiday Party Time and Location TBA

** This is a general calendar of events for the 2020 season and is subject to change

Coastal Carolina Camellia Society Show Archives

Meredith Green-2727 Archive Show Results
Results back to 2009
Camellia Points of Interest
Charleston, South Carolina Area

Meredith Green-2727 Charleston Tea Plantation
Wadmalaws Island, South Carolina
The only Tea (C. sinensis) plantation in North America
Kute_Kate-2724 Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Charleston, South Carolina
Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. Many famous camellia varieties have been introduced from this historic plantation.
Pops_Perfection-2755 Middleton Place
Charleston, South Carolina
Home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. Many beautiful camellias.