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.
Membership Application Form
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.
29th October - Break-up at member's home at Kenmore.
The next International Camellia Congress will be held in Nantes, France from 24 to 29 March 2018.
19th March 1.00pm. AGM commencing at 1.30 pm. General Meeting after AGM at member's home at Kenmore. BYO chair and mug or cup. Please bring a plate to share.
23rd April - 11.30 am - 4.30 pm, Sherwood Church Hall - St Matthews, 706 Sherwood Rd, Sherwood. Bloom Competition, sales table, a talk and a slide show.
21st May - Darryl & Steph Baptie’s residence - Camellia Glen, 52 McKays Lane, Palmwoods. UBD - Sunshine Coast Map 76, G8. Bloom competition. 10.00 - 10.30 a.m. tabling of blooms. Morning Tea. Plants available for sale, wander the garden. 11.00 a.m. Bloom Judging and start meeting. Lunch - BYO. Garden walk and plant sales. Committee Meeting - 2.00 p.m. BYO lunch, chair & mug. Please bring a plate to share - fruit, bikkies, cake, sandwiches, chocolates……...
25th June - Annual Show - Albion Peace Hall, 106 McDonald Rd Windsor. UBD Map 140 C15 Set-up will be on the 24th and open to the public on the 25th June between 9am and 3pm. Talks 9.45am and 1pm. The event features information and advice. We are also having a Bloom Competition, Ikebana and other flower arrangements, Plant Sales & Raffles. Entry $3.00 - children free. Free entry to members. Culture Books available for $5.00 or $6.00 posted. Light refreshments available.
There are three ways to get to Peace Hall – you choose!
1. Albion Railway Station is a few minutes walk away.
2. From Lutwyche Road – turn left or right into Albion Road Get in the left lane near the bottom of the hill before the rise to go over the overpass: Left into a small offshoot – the sign says “to McDonald Road”. Right into McDonald Road. Peace Hall is about 50mtrs. down on the right.
3. From Sandgate Road turn either right/left into Albion Road and after going over the overpass turn: Left into Lane Street, Left into Blackmore, Left into McDonald Road
Print this out and take it with you as you may need it!
Look forward to seeing you
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
20th August - Visiting a member's garden at Robertson.
17th September Japanese garden - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. 1.30 p.m. meet in the Japanese garden. Bring along a little something to share and a drink (for yourselves), BYO chair.
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.
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.
20th November 2016
Break-up - BBQ lunch at member's home at Kenmore.
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.