Open to the public – Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September 2020

After a number of enquiries as to when we we will be open to the public again, we have decided to open Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September 2020 – 8.00 to 3.00.


As usual we are available by arrangement at other times – please call 54450333 to make a time.

We will decide on an October date later.

There will be few camellias in flower but we will still have lots of both sasanquas and japonicas/hybrids – in 140mm pots – lots….

We are hoping for rain – the garden needs it.


Camellias – open to the public – get some

Camellias – now is the time to get your camellias and get them planted out before the new growth starts. In fact, some japonicas are starting already.
Camellia Glen is open to the public again this Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August 2020. – 8.00 to 3.00. We have sasanquas for sunny spots, for hedges and privacy screens, japonicas for shady gardens, small leaf and fragrant hybrids for highlights.
Plants in 140mm pots – most are $13.
Come visit, lots of camellias still in flower in our garden – get some for yours.


Camellias – Camellia Glen – 2 more ‘open to the public’ events for 2020 – Maleny GC ‘Spring Fair’

We are getting to the end of our camellia flowering season. While we still have dozens of garden camellias full of flower – the reticulatas, many hybrids – Nicky Crisp is a mass of flower – lots of japonicas, all the sasanquas are finished and the early flowering japs are all but done.

We will be open to the public 2 more times this season – Friday and Saturday 21 and 22 August and 28 and 29 August – 8.00 to 3.00. Please remember – no eftpos and byo carry bags. After that – by arrangement – please call 54450333 to make a mutually suitable time. Come visit – and buy a few camellias for your garden. We are planning to be at the Maleny Garden Club ‘Spring Fair’ at the Maleny Showgrounds Saturday 3 October 2020. Past our flowering season but we will will have the best range of camellias you will find.

We say it every year – but it is interesting to see comments from camellia societies ‘down south’ – Sydney and surrounds, Melbourne Adelaide – where their season is now getting into full swing, with one garden planning to open in October. By then, we are all over, the weather is well and truly warming up and too hot for camellias to hold fresh on the bush for more that a day or two. That’s just the way it is.

So for now, we just enjoy the flowers. We have pruned our driveway sasanquas already and will continue with the pruning with the objective of being all done before the spring new growth starts – around September. The reticulatas will start growth first, then the hybrids and japonicas, and finally the sasanquas. As always, don’t prune after Christmas as your camellias will be developing flower buds for season 2021. Any flushes of unwanted growth can be cut back to suit your needs.

Spring also signals growth season and for our camellias to look their best, it it also fertilising time and therefore also mulching time. For best results, scrape away the mulch around your trees, apply the ‘measured’ dose of fertiliser and then re-apply the mulch. Fertilise around the drip line – not against the trunk – and keep mulch away from the trunk too – to help prevent damage. Add new mulch where necessary. Water in well. Fertilising before new growth starts enables the plants to take up the nutrient they need to grow nice plump growth shoots which will give you the best opportunity for good strong healthy growth when the plant is ready. Mulching helps suppress weeds, keeps in moisture and insulates the soil from temperature extremes – and for us that means our hot summer temps.

As the SEQ seasonal westerlies kick in, these dry the air and dry our plants and soil. Water as necessary – check first – stick your finger into the soil – if it is damp under the mulch this should be sufficient. A wetting agent in with the water will benefit if soil, particularly with potted plants, is becoming water repellant. Always follow directions and handle all garden chemicals and fertiliser with care.

Apologies for the ‘no pics’ posts – a technical difficulty. You can also keep in touch through our FB page. Happy gardening – keep safe, keep well.


Camellia Glen’s open to the public days – just a few more for this season – walk the garden – camellia plant sales

Camellias are in full flower at the moment – particularly japonicas, hybrids and reticulatas. Some say they have flowered early, some that theirs are the best flowers ever. We put it down to great spring and summer rain – but whatever the reason, Camellias are having a great year.
Here are a few that are flowering in our garden now.

Camellia Glen has another 4 planned Fridays and Saturdays where we will be open to the public – 8.00 to 3.00.
7 and 8 August, 14 and 15 August, 21 and 22 August, 28 and 29 August 2020 – Covid-19 rules considered.
We have a great range of great camellias in 140mm pots still available this season.
Come and visit, wander our garden, buy some camellias for yours.

Hybrid Nicky Crisp
Japonica Wilamina


Camellia Glen – nursery and garden – open to the Public – Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August 2020

Our Camellia Glen website has had a few problems recently and has been largely inaccessible. We have addressed some issues and apart from some tweaking, we seem to be back live. Thanks to our support ‘team’…

We will have the garden and nursery open Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August 2020 – 8.00 to 3.00. We have an extensive range of camellias – sasanquas that can take and love full sun, japonicas which prefer at least part shade to grow and flower at their best in our climate, hybrids, miniatures, fragrant camellias, some species camellias and a reducing number of reticulatas. Most of our stock is available in 140mm pots with a very few random varieties in 200mm pots.

Roam the garden and and nursery, make your selections yourselves or we can assist you. Whether you are wanting one or two plants or a larger number of camellias for a hedge or screen, or perhaps you have created a large garden space and need a hundred plants to fill it – drop by, see our 400 or so camellias growing in our garden, get some for yours.

Remember, our website has most of the information you are likely to need regarding camellia culture, how, when and where to grow them and post planting care. We are still ‘mid winter’ and while we are likely to have some cool days yet, and the westerlies yet to come that dry out our plants, now is the best time to be planting your camellias out in the garden. Let them get established before the stress of new growth in spring closely followed by early summer heat. Hopefully we will get some good spring rain, but meanwhile keep all your garden, particularly newly planted camellias, well watered.

We will have further days where we will be open including 7 and 8 August. Other times, you can call 54450333 to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit.

Get out into your garden and enjoy this beautiful SE Queensland weather.

One of my favourites – Japonica Cherries Jubilee


Camellias – Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July 2002 – at Camellia Glen Sunshine Coast

And so, this weekend would have been Queensland Garden Expo at the Nambour Showgrounds – and unfortunately this too has been cancelled. For many years Camellia Glen has had a stand at the QGE with a great range of camellias.

Get your camellias this Friday and Saturday 10 and 11 July 2020 direct from us – open 8.00 to 3.00 – and you will be able to choose from our entire range of sasanquas, japonicas, hybrids, and a diminishing range of reticulatas and species camellias. And you can wander our garden- there should be plenty in flower this weekend.

Please byo carry bags and note we do not accept eftpos.
See you then.


Camellias in the garden – now

Camellia hybrid Maleny – with bees

Our camellia season is in full swing in our garden with the sasanquas just about finished and the japonicas and hybrids full of flower.

So people are asking – when is the best time to plant camellias? – and the answer is – Now! Apart from benefiting from any flowers out now, the plants are largely dormant – that is – not in a growth phase. So planting now allows them to get established in your gardens, the roots growing out into the surrounding soil, and established before the rigors of spring growth, followed closely by what summer throws at us.

Get you Camellias now.

We will be open to the public again this Friday 10 and 11 July – 8.00 to 3.00. This would have been Queensland Garden Expo weekend which has been a casualty of the COVID-19 restrictions. Come and get your camellias directly from us – and you can choose from all our varieties.

Remember – no eftpos, and BYO carry bags.


Camellia Glen – Open to the Public Saturday 4 July 2020

Sunday 5 July 2020 was the scheduled Queensland Camellia Society Annual Show and Sale at the Auditorium at the Mt Coottha Botanic Gardens.
As previously advised, restriction and timings regarding Covid -19 has meant that the show has been cancelled – called some weeks ago as uncertainty reigned supreme.
The QCS Show certainly plans to come back in 2021.

Meanwhile, many people who look forward to adding to their camellia collection at this show have been satisfying their need – buying direct from Camellia Glen.

Camellia Glen, in Palmwoods, has been supplying camellia plants for the QCS Show for many years and is open to the public again this Saturday 4 July 2020 – 8.00am to 3.00pm. An advantage of visiting direct is that there will be a vastly larger range of varieties available – from sasanquas, japonicas, hybrids, etc.

See the website blog for details of this and future days open to the public.
Camellia Glen is also available by arrangement – please call to arrange a time. No eftpos.


Camellia Glen – open to the public – an updated update. Sunshine Coast.

With many changes happening around gardening events and shows, we are updating our schedule on the run. This is pretty much the same as our last update. Please note that we do not accept eftpos, and please byo carry bags. We have some pretty good stock – remember our 5 big camellia shows have been cancelled. As usual we will run out of some varieties.

Here is what it looks like;

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July 2020 – OPEN

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July 2020 OPEN

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July 2020 OPEN

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July – open

Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August – open

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 August – open

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August – open

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 August – open

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August – open

Thereafter, we will continue to be available by arrangement. Please give us a call prior. 54450333. Please note that these dates are subject to change – when circumstances dictate. See you soon!


Camellia Glen – Open to the Public – or not!

UPDATE – our scheduled day to be open – Friday 12 June 2020 – is cancelled. Due to unscheduled but necessary works, we are not available Friday. Although the work will not be completed, we will be available Saturday 13 June – 8.00 to 3.00

The following week – Friday 19 and Saturday 20 – is also cancelled due to unscheduled, but also necessary, surgery.

Our apologies, but somethings just have to happen.

After this, we will revert to the plan – with just one of us available for a while.

Thanks for understanding.