Atlantic Coast Camellia Society

2018 / 2019

C. reticulata 'Frank Houser Variegated'

The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society is a local society, affiliated with the American Camellia Society, whose members usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. from August through April (no meeting in December). Monthly meetings typically feature a program or guest speaker. Currently our club meets at Lizard's Thicket (unless otherwise indicated) at 402 Beltline Blvd., Columbia , S.C. Annual dues are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. In addition to monthly meetings, membership includes club projects including our two annual judged camellia shows, plant auction/ summer picnic.

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State Fair Show Results
Columbia, South Carolina - October 19, 2018

The Mid-Carolina Camellia Society Fall Show normally is held on the last Friday of the South Carolina State Fair in October of each year. Exhibitors receive free entry to the Fair and may enter blooms the day of the show from 07:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. There is no entry fee and club members will be on hand to assist newcomers with entry procedures.

The Winter Show is normally held on the second Saturday in February at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Cir, Columbia, SC 29201. Blooms are entered from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and there is no entry fee and club members will be on hand to assist newcomers.

If you are interested in bringing and entering flowers to be judged at this show, you may obtain a show schedule with rules for bloom entry by contacting President). Gardeners wishing to determine their unknown varieties of camellias are encouraged to bring them for identification. Properly identified blooms are eligible for entry in both shows, if entered by entry deadline. We hope to see you there!

2018 Annual Fall Show Results - Columbia, SC

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Columbia, South Carolina
October 19, 2018


Position Name Email
President John Maker
Vice President Nancy Doolittle
Recording Secretary Sharon Baughman/Janet Lockhart
Corresponding Secretary Peggy Camp
Treasurer Julie Small
Past President Cary Chamblee N/A


Position Name Email
Hospitality Doris Kahn N/A
Sunshine Peggy Camp
Judges Geary & Bonnie Serpas
Fall Flower Show Buck & Tytler Mizzell
Spring Flower Show John Maker
Yearbook Marykay Hall
Advisor to the Board Richard Mims
Website/Facebook Editor Julie Small
Annual Auction Catherine Maker

Schedule of Events

Date Event Time Purpose
Tue., Aug 7, 2018 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
First Monthly Meeting of
Growing from Seeds; Disbudding & Gibbing;
Distribution of Gib
Tue., Sept 4, 2018 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
Prepare for Fall Show;
Controlling Camellia Dioseases and Fertilization
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
Prepare for Fall Show;
Presenting Your Bloom
Thur., Oct. 18, 2018 Judges' and Members' party 6:00 - 8:00 PM Judges' Reception - Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 Camellia Show 7:30 AM Fall Show at SC State Fair
Chairpersons: Buck & Tyler Mizzell
Tue., Nov. 6, 2017 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
Review Results from October Show;
Winter Care of Camellias
Sat., Dec. 4, 2018 Christmas Party   Christmas Party at Garden Council Building
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
Prepare for February Show;
In-House Camellia Show
Tue., Feb 5, 2019 Meeting 6:00 PM Meal
7:00 PM Meeting
Prepare for February Show;
Presenting Your Bloom;
Fri., Feb. 8. 2019 Judges’ Reception 5:00 – 7:00 PM - Social Judges' Reception - The Lourie Center
Sat. , Feb. 9, 2019 Camellia Show 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Camellia Show - The Lourie Center
Chairman: John Maker
Tue., Mar. 5. 2019 Meeting 7:00 PM Review Results of February Show;
Pest Control and Spring Care of Camellias & Pruning
Tue., Apr.2, 2019 Meeting 6:00 PM - Social
7:00 PM - Meal
Final Monthly Meeting
Air Layering

Mid-Carolina Camellia Society - Show Archives

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