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Clubs, Societies & the ACS
The American Camellia Society celebrated its 55th Anniversary in 2000. The society was founded in Macon, Georgia, following a conceptual meeting the previous year in Savannah, Georgia. From a humble start with headquarters in a two-room laboratory on the University Campus at Gainesville, Florida, the society moved to donated space at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station at Tifton, Georgia. In 1968, through a generous gift of 160 acres by the late Dr. Dave Strother, the Society moved to the location it now occupies, at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley, Georgia.
The American Camellia Society is a national membership organization.
Since 1968, gifts to the Society have made possible a headquarters building, a library filled with the finest collection of camellia literature in the world, a residence for the garden's horticulturist, a large landscaped greenhouse, a small research greenhouse, the Scheibert Rose Garden, the Abendroth Japanese Garden, the Helen Teeter Garden, the Stevens-Taylor Gallery, the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Museum and Educational Building, the Brown & Hall Environment Garden, and a fine porcelain collection which includes the nation's largest collection of Boehm porcelains open to the public.
Of particular note is the fact that the greater part of the assets of the Society have come from within the membership. There is not now, and never has been, debt of any kind. We can take justifiable pride in the strides of the Society during its first years, and we look forward to continuing our progress.
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American Camellia Society Production by Ted Liedle.
|Membership In the ACS
Join or Renew your Membership in the ACS today - a wonderful organization with many member benefits. New!!! You can join or renew on-line. For both US and International Membership
|Make a Donation to the ACS
Gifts/Donations to the ACS are used in a variety of useful ways.
Locate a Speaker for Your Club's Upcoming Meeting. As speakers sign up, this area will be expanded. The information will be divided into nine sections of the country. If you or anyone that you know would like to be included in this list, please click on "more", fill out the form and submit it to the ACS. There is no charge for this service. Thank you
|Massee Lane Gardens
Massee Lane Gardens is a 100+ acre botanical garden in Middle Georgia. the gardens are the historic home of the American Camellia Society and is home to their camellia collection. Massee Lane Gardens has been designated as "A Garden of Excellence" by the International Camellia Society
|News & Events
|Clubs & Societies
Camellia Clubs and Societies are an important part of the American Camellia Society. Find one near you today!
Links to Camellia Organizations Throughout the World
|Meetings & Conventions
Get the latest information on the 2009 American Camellia Society Fall meeting in Charleston, South Carolina - September 18-19, 2009.
|Weddings and Meetings
Have a wedding in a very beautiful setting or plan a corporate meeting.
|The American Camellia Society History
From conception to what it is today, The American Camellia Society has had a long journey!