Welcome to the web site of the New Zealand Camellia Society Inc

Our Society is a non-profit organisation promoting an interest in growing and exhibiting camellias
There are 15 branches spread throughout NZ and they offer –

  •   Fellowship with other keen gardeners
  •   Information on growing and enjoying camellias, and other plants of interest
  •   An annual show where camellias can be exhibited  
  •   In-house competitions at meetings where camellias and other plants can be displayed and        exhibited
  •   Guest speakers on a wide range of topics
  •   Visits to local gardens

Three times a year the Society brings you a high quality Camellia Bulletin packed with a wide range of topics, and illustrated with superb colour photographs   

In August, in different locations each year, there is an annual National Show and Convention.  Anyone can attend the National Show and enter their camellia blooms in the competition.

For 2018 it is in New Plymouth on Saturday 18 August from 12 midday until 5.00 pm.    Click onto the National Show web page  Gardens to visit and raffle proizes have been added. Take a look and we will see you in New Plymouth.

A new resource has been developed on Growing and Showing Camellias. Thanks to Harvey Howard for the time he has spent on this booklet. Download here

News from The Auckland Botanical Garden. The breeding programme at Auckland Botanic Gardens is ongoing.  The same student who did our pollination last year has just recommenced pollination duties and will continue until spring.  We have a few seedlings from previous years but none flowering yet.  We also have planted out a large number of seedlings from seed imported from Dan Charvet, all from inter-specific crosses.

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