Land Park Community Association

Thank you to the Wm Land Park association for their help and support of the Camellia Grove.  

Northern California Camellia Council Shows - 2020 

The 96th Annual Camellia Show will be March 7th & 8th, 2020

Hours are Saturday, 3 pm to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Many great memories over the past 94 years. Come to the show and share some of yours!
This is the oldest camellia show in the United States.

Northern California Camellia Council (NCCC) meeting. 

American Camellia Society (ACS) has revised the Show Rules and Regulations.  A workshop is scheduled,February 1, 2020, 8am to 4pm, to review the new rules and give hands on practice through a mini show.  This event will be held at the Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95831.  ACS Judges and Novices judges and those who are interested in becoming ACS Novice judges are encouraged to attend.  Contact Don Bergamini at if you have questions. Registration prior to event is requested.

96th Annual Sacramento Camellia Show
March 7 & 8, 2020
Elks Lodge - 6446 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA  95831

Visit the Camellia Garden 

William Land Park, next to Pony Rides

Show Tips from the Top​

By Don Lesmeister

(Important tips from expert camellia grower and shower, Don Lesmeister.  

Everything you wanted to know to win trophies at the camellia shows.) 

DON’T judge your blooms in your yard…take them to the show.

  1. Start your bloom entry plan the week before the show.
  2. Pin back leaves with clothes pins, disbud and prune if necessary.
  3. Move container plants to protected areas.
  4. Read show schedule.
  5. Clean boxes and get tools (brushes, tweezers, cotton etc.) ready.

  1. Remove leaves next to bloom from plant.
  2. Get cup/Perlite/sand and preservative ready-use correct cup size.
  3. Put bloom in preservative within 8 seconds of cutting.
  4. Put bloom in container surrounded by cotton, batting, etc. (Do not use newspaper or Easter grass.
  5. Do not clean blooms until you get to the show.
  6. Clean leaves with milk or cream or mayonnaise (don’t leave TOO shiny). Put leaves in separate baggies by size of leaf.

  1. Walk the show…See what the competition is.  Decide to enter single or trays etc.
  2. Gather up necessary trays,
  3. Clean bloom
  4. Put out entry card, place bloom & cup on table so only bloom names shows.
  5. Slice leaf under damaged petal if flower is red. (does not apply to white or pink blooms)
  6. Put damaged blooms in rear of class.
  7. If your bloom is BEST, put next to next best bloom.
  8. If your bloom is NEXT best, put far away from best bloom.
  9. Tilt the bloom slightly so it “smiles” at the judges.
  10. If bloom is not fully open, push gently with cotton Q-tip, blow on the petals to fully open.
  11. Use cotton, tissue etc, to stage bloom.
  12. Place bloom in middle of table if there are few entries.
  13. Stage every bloom as if it were the ONLY one you have.
  14. When finished, go over show again to review competition/single or tray entries and collections.

  1. Gas up the car/check oil/clean windows etc, a couple of days before the show.
  2. Get directions to the show location.
  3. Don’t drive in the slow, bumpy, truck lane of the highway.
  4. Bring heavy coat or blanket in winter as you do not want to turn the heater on.
Good Luck!


Camellia Society of Sacramento Show Schedule

Click here to view the 2020 Show Schedule

If you want to enter a camellia, your bloom must be in place no later than 10 am, on Saturday  

The doors open to exhibitors at 7:30am.  There are entry cards with instructions available.  If you do not know the name of your camellia, we have members that can help you.  Children are also welcome to enter camellias in the Youth Category.

  • ​Beautiful Camellias of many sizes and colors!
  • Spectacular trophy table with winning blooms!
  • Raffle: ​Beautiful Camellia Quilt, donated by Betty Kisbey.

(To be raffled at the end of our show March 8)

  • 2020 button and magnets, as well as other collector buttons for sale
  • The Floral Design Guild will have beautiful floral designs featuring camellias
  • A display by our Sister City, Matsuyama, Japan
  • Camellia Waxing
  • Information Booth
  • Plant Sale (click here to see plants for sale)

There will be over 200 camellia plants for sale at the Show.
Many of these varieties are not available ​for purchase locally.

The 2019 Show was a big success and our new venue seems to be much easier to access and with free parking.  Thank you to all who came to enjoy our beautiful flowers and arrangements. Come join us this year March 7 & 8 2020.

Sunday March 8, the Elks Lodge has a wonderful breakfast for only $10

starting at 7:30 am. 

The Camellia Society of Sacramento cares for a camellia grove in Wm Land Park.  This grove was established in 1986. If you are interested in helping with this grove, please contact Julie Vierra @  This year we are adding to our garden and updating the water system 


Click the red box to find directions on how to complete an entry

blank needed to enter each of your ​camellia blooms.

2020 Camellia Show​ of Sacramento

(916) 371-2174

February 1, 2020

Mini Show and Judges Symposium ( 8:00am - 4 PM, bring camellia blooms to enter)

Elks Lodge #6

6446 Riverside Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95831 (There is a $5.00 entry symposium and show, RSVP by 1/30, 

Don Bergamini, 1 925 229 0775), 

February 16 - 17

San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Show

CAB Community Activities Building

1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA

Best of Show:  


February 29 - March 1
Camellia Society of Santa Clara County

Community Recreation Center

969 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

Best of Show: 


March 7 - 8

Camellia Society of Sacramento Show

Elks Lodge #6

6446 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Best of Show:  


March 9 - 10
Northern California Camellia Society

St. Andrews Cleebration

1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Best of Show: 


March 16 - 17

Camellia Society of Modesto Show

Ernst & Julio Gallo Administrative Building

Modesto, CA

Best of Show:  


March 23

End of Year Mini Show


Best of Show: