Camellia Week 2023 – Sherman Library and Gardens

Camellia Week 2023

Camellia Week
January 23 – 29, 2023

Come and celebrate Sherman Gardens’ Camellia Collection with a week of events and activities.

Sherman Gardens features over 120 different varieties of Camellias. This winter-blooming plant is at its best at the end of January, when the garden will be resplendent with a huge variety of camellia flowers.

Camellia week includes talks, classes and displays for everyone to enjoy. Drop in to see our beautiful Camellia Bloom Table; attend a talk by nationally renowned Camellia grower, Tom Nuccio, from Nuccio’s Nurseries; learn how to create your own bonsai using dwarf camellia or discover how to use camellia flowers to create floral arrangements for the home.

Don’t forget to simply wander the gardens and enjoy Sherman Gardens’ Camellia Collection.

Events and Activities

Meet Carol Younger, Senior Horticulturist and Sherman Camellia Expert
Monday, January 23 @ 11 am – 2 pm
Drop-in for an informal chat about Sherman Gardens’ Camellia Collection with our Senior Horticulturist and camellia expert Carol Younger as she sets up our spectacular bloom table.

Talk and Q&A: ‘The Magic of Camellias’ presented by Tom Nuccio from Nuccio’s Nurseries
Wednesday, January 25 @ 2 pm
Free Event – Registration Required
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Bonsai Class: Dwarf Camellia
Thursday, January 26 @ 10 am – 1pm
$75 Members / $85Non-Members 
Join Debra Mauzy-Melitz from the Orange Empire Bonsai Society to learn how to maintain and display a camellia in a traditional Japanese style. During the class you will prepare a dwarf camellia to be grown into a traditional windswept design, called Fukinagashi. After repotting the camellia into an asymmetric pot, you will learn how to wire the branches to encourage directional growth.
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Talk and Demonstration: Camellia Flower Arranging for the Home
Saturday, January 28 @ 2 pm
Join Norm Nakanishi for a flower arranging demonstration using camellia blooms from the Sherman Gardens collection. Learn how to use camellias to create beautiful arrangements during the winter months. Free event, registration required.
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Let’s Talk Camellias
Saturday, January 28 @ 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Drop-in for an informal chat with our Docents at our spectacular Camellia Bloom Table

Let’s Talk Camellias
Sunday, January 29 @ 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Drop-in for an informal chat with our Docents at our spectacular Camellia Bloom Table

All Week:

Camellia Bloom Table
A beautiful display of blooms, cut from the Sherman Camellia Collection, located in the Tea Garden.

Camellia Sales at the Sherman Garden Shop
Come and find a fantastic new camellia plant for your home. We will have an interesting and unusual selection of camellias for sale – all specially selected from Nuccio’s Nurseries.