The Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society will hold its second annual Camellia Show from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Columbus Museum. The show is sanctioned by and will follow the rules of the American Camellia Society.
Minnie Bradley, a member of the CVCS board of directors, said that anyone can submit a bloom to be judged in the show, but submissions must be brought to the museum between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday. No pre-registration is required. There is no cost to enter the competition or attend the show.
Last year over 1,200 blooms were submitted and Bradley said this year they’re hoping for more.
In addition to submitting blossoms, people with an unidentified camellia bush in their yard are encouraged to bring a bloom to the show for help determining the type. CVCS will have a booth set up to answer questions and to accept new society members. There will also be a vendor with camellias for sale.
“It’s just a beautiful show,” said Bradley.
The Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society was founded in 2010 and is “dedicated to the celebration, education and propagation of camellias in the Chattahoochee Valley.”
Sam Wellborn, former CB&T president, serves as the society’s president.