December 8, 2018
University of West Florida Conference Center
11000 University Parkway Building 22
Pensacola, FL 32504
Bloom Prep 7:30- 10:30am
Judging 10:30 to 1:00pm
Public Viewing 1:00 to 4:00pm
The Pensacola Camellia Club has a show and plant sale every year on the second weekend in December. Hobbyists from at least five states enter over 1,000 blooms in what is considered to be one of the top shows in the southeast.
The blooms are placed into two categories: those that are grown in a protected greenhouse environment and those that are grown outdoors as most home owners would landscape their home garden. Camellia blooms vary greatly in color, form and size.
The show is open to entries from any camellia grower whether you have only one bush or hundreds. We encourage everyone to participate. There is a classification of “Novice” for new camellia growers to compete for prizes with their blooms. If your plant does not normally bloom in the month of December, club members are available with easy to follow instructions to force your plants to bloom early. Membership is not a requirement for attending meetings or placing blooms in the show.
At our last December Camellia show we tried something new for our prizes that ended up being an overwhelming success. Instead of giving awards of crystal, ceramic pieces to the winners of bloom categories, our Club participated in the Toys for Tots Program. Click here for more details and how you can help.