2018 Camellia, Garden & Floral Art Show

The Camellias Victoria winter show is run conjointly with the Waverley Garden Club.  It incorporates the State camellia championships,  Waverley Floral Art Group winter floral art championships, cut flower, bonsai, potted plants, fruit & vegetable exhibits and a children's competition.  There is also an extensive camellia trading table featuring inexpensive and highly sought after camellia cultivars. 

We would like to thank Grow Better for their continuing support in sponsoring the Blue Ribbons for our Show.

The Camellia Show & Garden Show will be held at the Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley,  Victoria  3149

Saturday,  18 August - 1pm - 5pm
Sunday, 19 August - 10am - 4.30pm

Entry - Adults $5.00 and Children free

2018 National Camellia Congress and Camellia Show will be hosted by Camellias Victoria.

The  National Camellia Congress will be held at the Foothills Conference Centre,  48 Edinburgh Road, Mooroolbark, Victoria, 3138  -

Thursday, 6th September 2018 to Sunday, 9th September 2018

The National Camellia Show will be held at the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society and Ornamental Gardens, 100 Hilton Road (East End), Sassafras, Victoria, 3787  (up behind the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve).

Exhibitors can set up blooms on Friday, 7th September from 4pm to 7pm or  Saturday, 8th September from 7am to 10.30am.

Saturday, 8 September - 12 noon to 4.00pm
Sunday, 9 September - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Entry - Adults $5.00 and Children free


All Aboard the Novice Train

Article by Barry Johnson.  Never exhibited a camellia bloom at a show before?  Barry has written an article in his inimitable style with all you need to know to get started.

Exhibiting Camellias

Article by Shirley Shallcross laying out all the required criteria for staging your blooms at a camellia show.  She covers the qualities required of your blooms such as; form, condition, presentation etc.


In 1986 the A.W. Jessep Medal was made available to affiliated garden clubs and societies and interstate branches of the A.C.R.S. to be awarded to the Best Camellia Bloom at a Show with a section for camellia blooms.  The prestigious A.W. Jessep Medal is awarded at the Waverley Show for the Best Bloom and Mr P. Ludwig was the first to win the Medal at the Waverley Show in 1986. 

See full list of A.W. Jessep winners here

2017 - A.W. Jessep Winner - Paul Ludwig - J. 'Nuccio's Carousel'