A few cold mornings and nights, down to single digits – centigrade – reminded us that winter is on the way. For us, that means camellias. Our sasanquas – the sun hardy ones – the Autumn flowering ones – have been flowering since March and many are still in full flower and some of the late ones still to flower in full.
The Japonicas are flowering as well and these will continue for the next few months with the late ones finishing around September with the odd one in October. By then, the weather is too warm for the flowers to stay at their best for more that a day or so before getting burnt.
We are open again this Saturday 10 May, but closed Sunday – Mothers Day. Dates follow:
We are open 8.00 am to 3.00 pm
Open Saturday 10 May
Closed Sunday 11 May – Mothers Day
Open Saturday 17
Closed Sunday 18 May
Open Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May
More Open Days to follow……
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June – Gardening on the Edge – Maleny Garden Club, Maleny show grounds. Plants available for sale.
Sunday 29 June – Queensland Camellia Society Display and Show – Randall Studio – Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Plants available for sale.
Friday 11, Sat 12, and Sunday 13 July – Queensland Garden Expo – Nambour Show Grounds, Nambour. Plants for sale. Best garden show around. A must see for gardeners of all persuasions. www.qldgardenexpo.com.au
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July – Toowoomba Camellia and Flower Show – TAFE College Toowoomba. More details later.
Saturday 16 August – Queensland Camellia Society Camellia Workshop – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium. Plants for sale, guest speakers on all things camellia, workshops on pot culture, potting, taking cuttings, grafting camellias, flower arrangements with camellias and so much more.
It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the gardens at this time of the year. Drop by our place on one of our open days and walk the garden and see just how beautiful and versatile these plants are.