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.
The 94th Annual Camellia Show will be March 3th & 4th, 2018.
Hours are Saturday, 3 pm to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Many great memories over the past 93 years. Come to the show and share some of yours!
This is the oldest camellia show in the United States.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Camellia Shows of Northern California
2018 Show Schedule
Grafting CLINIC - SATURDAY, Date to be determined
PLEASE COME AND LEARN HOW TO GRAFT CAMELLIAS .
February 17 - 18 2018
San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Show
CAB Community Activities Blvd
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City CA.
February 24 - 25
Community Recreation Center
969 Kiely Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
March 3 - 4
Camellia Society of Sacramento Show
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
March 10 -11
Northern California Camellia Society
St Andrews Celebration Center
1601 Mary Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA
March 17 -18
Camellia Society of Modesto Show
Ernest & Julio Gallo Administrative Building
THINGS TO DO AND SEE AT THE SHOW:
If you want to enter a camellia, your bloom must be in place no later than 10am.
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!
The "Paint In", held this year on Sunday, March 4th
2018 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
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.
Click the red box below to find directions on how to complete an entry blank needed to enter each of
your camellia blooms.
The Camellia Society of Sacramento cares for a camellia grove in Wm Land Park. This grove was established in 1986. Volunteers to help with the care of the plants are always welcome. Contact Carol Schanz, email@example.com if you are interested. We hope to add more camellias to the grove.
Northern California Camellia Council (NCCC) meeting. President Don Bergamini hosted the meeting at his home with his wife Mary.
American Camellia Society (ACS) has revised the Show Rules and Regulations. A workshop is scheduled, February 3, 2018, to review the new rules and give hands on practice through a mini show. This event will be held in Atherton, California. ACS Judges and Novices judges and those who are interested in becoming ACS Novice judges are encouraged to attend. Contact Don Bergamini at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.