What does a camellia’s family tree have to do with where you will want to plant it in your garden? Camellias in the context of your garden will be the focus of this class. The class will cover the different camellias you can add to your garden and why choose one over another for a given location. A brief history of camellias, different camellia species, care and culture will round out the presentation. A camellia display will include numerous examples of different camellia species, forms and patterns of variegation.
Following Barbara’s presentation, she will lead a walk through Gamble Garden, which is on the Camellia Trail. Afterwards there will be a tea reception in the Library.
Barbara Tuffli is a second-generation California, raised in the Bay Area. She inherited her parents’ camellia garden, where she has been gardening for over thirty-four years, a collection she was asked to document for the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens. Barbara’s experience and expertise include National Horticulture Chairman for The Garden Club of America, member of the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club, Past President of the American Camellia Society, and Horticulture and Camellia Judge, both nationally and internationally. She has a landscape design and consulting business and is a nationally recognized photographer and floral designer. The link to her book, Camellia Portraits is HERE.
Fee: $40 Member / $50 Non-Member
Class size: 30
Online registration is now closed. Limited walk-in registration is available at the event.