Gamble’s Camellia Collection

Gamble Garden is known for its extensive collection of camellias. Visitors will find these stunning blooms in almost every corner of Gamble. We have over 50 cultivars and over 60 plants! Several cultivars were purchased by Miss Gamble herself, including Camellia japonica ‘Shiragiku’ (Purity) 1695, Camellia japonica ‘Usu-otome’ (Pink Perfection) 1875, Camellia japonica ‘Hikaru Genji’ (Brilliant Genji) 1859, and Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ 1695, one of the oldest camellias in continuous culture. Miss Gamble purchased many of her camellias from pioneer camellia grower Toichi Domoto.


Click here to download Gamble’s Historic & Heritage Camellia Map

Smithsonian Gardens Community of Gardens 
American Camellia Society
Pacific Horticulture