Saturday, February 7, 2009

Photography Class at Massee Lane Gardens

Massee Lane Gardens and the American Camellia Society are pleased to present a photography class on Saturday, the 14th of February. “Fun Flower Fotography” will be taught by King Davis, a member of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs. He will address many aspects of picture-taking, with an emphasis on macro and outdoor photography. The class is suitable for beginner to intermediate level photographers. It will begin at 10 AM in the auditorium and will last approximately two hours. Following the indoor instructional time, participants will have opportunity to practice their photography skills outside in the beautiful Massee Lane gardens, weather permitting. Pre-registration is not required. There is no charge for the class, but participants will need to purchase an admissions ticket ($5) to the gardens. Also, a boxed lunch ($15) may be ordered upon arrival. If desired, participants may bring their own lunch/snack to enjoy in one of the many scenic spots throughout the gardens.

Massee Lane Gardens is a 100+ acre botanical garden located on Georgia Highway 49 approximately 5 miles south of Fort Valley. The American Camellia Society, headquartered there, holds a “Festival of Camellias” each February. Throughout the month, visitors are invited to attend special events that, this year, include a floral arranging workshop, a camellia waxing class, a Japanese flower arranging class, various symposiums, etc., some of which require pre-registration and a small fee. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the various gardens: the camellia garden (nine acres), the Japanese garden, the children’s garden, the rose garden, the day lily garden, and the environmental garden. In addition to a gift shop filled with unique, reasonably priced items, there’s also a greenhouse and a collection of porcelain art by Boehm and others. The gardens are open every day in February from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information on the 2009 Festival of Camellias, please contact the American Camellia Society at 1-877-422-6355 or log onto

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