Community Bulletin Board

South Carolina – Gardens & Plantations


THE CAMELLIA TEA, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at historic Magnolia Dale in downtown
Edgefield from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public; admission is free. Magnolia Dale is located at the intersection of Norris and Bacon Streets in downtown Edgefield, across the street from the Edgefield United Methodist Church and beyond the Post Office.

THE CAMELLIA TEA features many beautiful blooms displayed in an elegant setting offering delectable tea refreshments.  Sandwiches, sweets, punch and teas from the Charleston Tea Plantation will be offered.  The lovely mid-winter afternoon will be completed amidst a back-drop of music, provided by local musicians.

CAMELLIA EXPERTS will be on hand to discuss the blooms and the cultivation of this plant so well-suited to our Southern gardens.

RECENT TEAS have attracted visitors from throughout the state and have showcased over 300 blooms! This event is a revival from 1949 when Edgefield was well-known as a premier camellia growing area and, at that time, blooms were displayed at the home of Joe and Chrissie Holland at their “Camellia Tea”.


Invite a friend along to visit Edgefield, have lunch, shop and then conclude a pleasant day by attending THE CAMELLIA TEA.   From 10 until 1 P.M. that morning, the large , lovely Camellia Garden at Darby, home of the late Mr. Douglas Wise, a pioneer in this area in the growth and development of this lovely flower, will be open for viewing.

A new feature of the 2015 Camellia Tea offers visitors a chance to take home an original hand-painted Christmas ornament or possibly another special craft as a reminder of the day!

For further information, contact Ms. Henrietta Humphreys -

Annual Mid-Carolina Camellia Show
Saturday February 14, 2014, 1pm – 5pm.

See a beautiful display of over 1000 camellias represented from Florida to Virginia. Hundreds of varieties that we rarely see in our gardens!

SC State Farmers Market, Phillips Market Center,  3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia SC

Symposium in February sponsored by the York County Master Gardeners:

The Tenth Annual
Joy of Gardening Symposium
8:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Baxter Hood Center York Technical College 452 South Anderson Road Rock Hill, SC 29730


68th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 19 through April 19, 2015
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1, 2014

The Sixty-Seventh Annual Plantation Tour of Plantations and Town Houses in and near Georgetown, SC


March 27 & 28, 2015
Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
Houses will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

Advance tickets are available by mail onlybeginning February 2nd and ending March 13th.

If available, tickets will be sold at the Parish Hall on the day of the tour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Two day tickets will also be sold at the Parish Hall on a first-come basis.

Plant Festivals at the SC Farmers Market

Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival - Pee Dee State Farmers Market, Florence  (April 9-12)

Midlands Plant and Flower Festival - SC State Farmers Market, West Columbia  (April 16-19)

Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival - Greenville State Farmers Market, Greenville  (April 30 – May 3)