Gwinnett Master Gardeners enjoyed a beautiful February day at the 2011 Camellia Festival at Massee Lane Gardens, the historic home of the American Camellia Society and their camellia collection. Our tour began with an informative demonstration on propagating camellias for our own gardens by Horticulturist Douglas Ruhren. After a catered picnic lunch, our guide led us through the botanical garden which has been designated as “A Garden of Excellence” by the International Camellia Society. We soaked in the sun and the knowledge and took advantage of the opportunity to purchase many of the outstanding camellias and companion plants. What a wonderful way to spend a February day!