The Queensland Camellia Society hold meetings at various venues throughout the Camellia season between March and October. Members are encouraged to bring their camellia blooms to meetings. A newsletter is published monthly during the Camellia season. Culture Books are available for $5.00 or $6.00 posted. Car-pooling - contact Sheryl. One of our members, Stephen Vercoe has a Facebook for our group but you need to be a Facebook member to view it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/895887780499234/
If you would like to come along to one of our meetings as a visitor, click on Membership above for contact details. To join, download the Membership Application Form.
Sunday 25th September - visiting Tamborine to celebrate Springtime on the Mountain. Meet at the Tamborine Botanic Gardens 10am Forsythia Drive (off Long Road), Eagle Heights.
Sunday 16th October - Break-up. Venue to be decided.
Friday 28th - Monday 31st July 2017 National Camellia Congress to be held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast. http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-1644-novotel-twin-waters-resort-sunshine-coast/index.shtml
The next International Camellia Congress will be held in Nantes, France from 24 to 29 March 2018.
International Camellia Society - February 2016
Every 2 years, the International Camellia Society holds its annual congress. The event is an opportunity for the organisation's global membership to meet up, enjoy the culture of the host country and learn about the many research projects which our members undertake each year. Our hosts for 2016 is the city of Dali, China. 23rd-28th February. http://english.camelliadali.com/
Sunday 13th March AGM and General Meeting 1.00 pm. at a member's home at Kenmore. BYO cup, chair.
Sunday 10th April Visiting the Camellia Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.
Sunday 15th May - Talk on species Camellias at St Matthews Sherwood Church Hall 1.30pm
Sunday 19th June - garden and nursery visit to Toowoomba.
Sunday 31st July Annual Camellia Show at the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. 9am - 3pm. Talks 9.45am and 1pm. There will be a tour of the Camellia Garden at 11am. Advice, plant sales, raffles and bloom competition. Entry $4.00. Members and children free. Light refreshments available.
Sunday 14th August - visiting a member's garden at Bald Hills.
Breakup Sunday, 18 October 2015 around 11am. Meet at the Wild Canary Bistro located within the Brookfield Garden Centre, 2371 Moggill Road, Brookfield
Sunday 13th September visiting member's home at Kenmore.
1.30 pm. BYO cup, chair and a plate to share.
Sunday 9th August visiting member's home at Kenmore.
1.30 pm. President Lyn Shailer will talk on White Camellias.
Bloom competition. BYO cup and chair and a plate to share.
18th & 19th July 2015
Toowoomba Hospice Camellia Show, TAFE Horticultural Centre - enter via Campbell St. Entry $5.00. 9am - 4pm. www.toowoombacamelliashow.com
Sunday 5th July "Focus on Camellias" at the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Camellia Show. 9am - 3pm.
Darryl Baptie will be giving a talk at 9.45am and 1pm.
There will be a tour of the Camellia Garden at 11am.
Advice, plant sales, raffles and bloom competition.
Entry $4.00. Members and children free.
Light refreshments available.
Sunday 14th June Visit to Camellia Glen, Palmwoods,
Bloom Competition. 10.00 am start. Plant sales.
Sunday 8th March 2015 AGM & General Meeting 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm Venue: Len Norup’s place.
Sunday 19th April 2015 visiting camellia members in Toowoomba. Car-pooling available - see Sheryl.
Sunday 16th May - Bloom competition practice and workshop for members, cnr Sherwood Road and Oxley Road, Sherwood 10.00 am.
July 2014 Sunday 27th July 2014 Visit to Ormiston House. Morning Tea - 10.00 am for 10.30am (morning tea provided) Tour of the garden followed by lunch. Please bring some fingerfood to share for lunch.
Address: 277 Wellington Street, Ormiston. UBD reference - Map 185, K3
- Saturday 16th August 2014 at the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Camellia Workshop covering all aspects of growing camellias. $5.00. 9am. Free to members. Do pre-register. Click on the Membership Application Form for contact details & email one of us.
OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
9am to 9.30am Registration and Plant Sales
9.45am to 10.30am Talk by Peter Starkey - Planting & establishing camellias - in the ground and in pots.
10.30am Morning Tea
11am to 12noon Talk by Darryl Baptie - Camellia Propagation - cuttings, grafting, seedlings, air- layering.
12noon to 1pm Lunch and plant sales.
1pm to 1.45pm Talk by Lynette Shailer - Caring for Camellias - mulching, fertilising, disbudding, pruning, watering established plants.
2.15pm to 3pm Talk by David Newlands - Camellia “issues”- problems you may encounter.
3pm to 3.30pm Plant Sales and close of workshop
September 2014 Sunday 28th September 2014 - 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm. End of year break-up meeting at the home of one of our members at Forest Lake. Contact us for details.