Atlantic Coast Camellia Society

2017 / 2018

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C. japonica 'Edna BassVariegated'


The Aiken Camellia Society meets the second Thursday of each month, October through March, at 7 o'clock pm at St. John's United Methodist Church on Newberry Street in Aiken, SC. All meetings have a program centered around Camellia care and propagation or related topics. In addition there are other activities to include our Annual Auction fundraiser, picnic, 2 Camellia Shows, and airlayering field trips.

Membership dues are $10 for individuals and $12 for families annually.

The Aiken Camellia Show is an ACS sanctioned show held the third weekend of January each year. There is no entry fee and club members will be on hand to assist newcomers.

The North Augusta Camellia Show is an educational activity instructing the public on how to enter blooms and how to judge the camellias. There are also persons available to help identify and assist in entering blooms, as well as a general information table relating to camellia care and propagation, lectures or workshops.

A recent book documenting the 56 camellias registered by Aiken County residents has been published by W. Lee Poe, Jr. This fine document contains descriptions and in most cases pictures of the cultivars and information about the propagator.

There are a number of ACS certified judges and novice judges in the Aiken Camellia Society who travel the Southeast to assist other groups in judging camellia shows.

Join the Aiken Camellia Society !!!!

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Membership Form
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If you are interested in more information on the Aiken Camellia Society should contact any of the officers or Jim Dickson at (803) 279-9451 or

Aiken Camellia Society Show - Winter 2018

Kute_Kate-2724 First Presbyterian Church
Aiken, South Carolina
Results from January 20, 2018

Executive Committee

Position Name Email
President Tammy Williamson
Vice President Paul Greenway
Secretary Holly Holman
Treasurer Carolyn Dickson

Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
October 12, 2017 7:00 pm TBA
November 9, 2017 7:00 pm TBA
December 14, 2017 7:00 pm TBA
January 11, 2018 7:00 pm Meeting - ACS Show preparation program with Show Committee as presenters
January 19, 2018 6:30 pm Judges' Party
Aiken County Historical Museum
January 20, 2018 7:30 am First Presbyterian Church Gymnasium, Aiken, SC
Aiken Camellia Show
Entry 7:30 - 11:00 am
Judging - 11:00 am
Open to Public - 2:00-8:00 pm
February 9, 2018 7:00 pm TBA
March 9, 2018 7:00 pm Auction meeting - All are invited to attend
March 11, 2018 7:00 pm North Augusta Educational Camellia Show
Riverview Park Activity Center
North Augusta, SC

Aiken Camellia Society - Ongoing Projects

Aiken Camellia Society - Show Archives

Meredith Green-2727 Archive Show Results
Results back to 2009
Camellia Points of Interest
Aiken, South Carolina Area

Meredith Green-2727 Historic Edgefield County
Edgefield, South Carolina
Home to South Carolina's Governors and their relationship to Camellias
Lori_Clevenger-2754 Hopeland Gardens
Aiken, South Carolina
A Camellia Species Garden at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, SC has been established and is maintained by Lee Poe and other society members.
Lori_Clevenger-2754 Lockaway Hall
North Augusta, South Carolina
A Lookaway Hall, built from 1895 to 1898, is a North Augusta, South Carolina landmark. A number of architectural details are significant, for the home was built in the Beaux Arts and Revival styles, made popular after the World's Columbian Exposition. This accessible landmark, near the historic Georgia Avenue-Butler Avenue Historic District, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 13, 1992..