So at around this time of the year, folks start asking ‘when are you going to be open to the public again – we want some camellias?’
Whereas we are open by arrangement at other times, here are the dates that we are scheduling to be available to the public. The garden will be open for folk to wander, and we will do our best to have all the camellias in the garden labeled. We have about 400 camellias in the garden and the sasanquas have started to flower already and will continue for a few months to about June, and by then the japonicas and hybrids will be flowering as well. These continue until about September by which time the weather has warmed up so that the camellia flowers start to suffer in the heat. The reticulatas are always the last to flower. And then there are plants available for purchase – to add to your garden. This season we have about 150 different varieties. Most of our camellias are in 140mm pots only with a few 200mm pot sizes.
We will be open 8.00am to 3.00pm on these days. The schedule is open to change as circumstances dictate. So here is the plan.
Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April 2021
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April
Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May CLOSED – see us at Pine Rivers Plant Fair Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 May 2021
Saturday 21 May
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 June
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June – also see us at Maleny Garden Club Gardening on the Edge – Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion
Sunday 3 July 2021 – see us at the Queensland Camellia Society Show and Sale – MtCoottha Botanical Gardens Auditorium – opens 9.00 to 3.00
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 August
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August
There may be more – to be confirmed – but we are still open by arrangement at other times. Please call us to arrange a date and time. Come and see us …..