Category Archives: Features

National Show Winner “Margaret Davis”

– Dr Don Aspinall Perpetual Trophy for the Best Bloom of an Australian Raised Non-Reticulata Cultivar grown by John & Vicki Burstal

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National Show Winner “Wirlinga Bride”

– Barry Robbins Memorial Award for the Best Spray of a Multi-clustered Miniature Cultivar grown by Barbara Werry

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National Show Winner “Mikuni-no-homare” (Higo)

Marion Westfield Perpetual Trophy for the Best Bloom of an Overseas Raised Cultivar, other than America or New Zealand grown by Barbara Werry

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National Show Winner “Nicky Crisp”

– New Zealand Camellia Society Perpetual Trophy for the Best Bloom of a New Zealand Raised Cultivar grown by Jim Powell & Jenny Donohoe

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National Show Winner “Queen Bee”

– American Camellia Society Perpetual Trophy for the Best Bloom of a American Raised Cultivar grown by Jim Powell & Jenny Donohoe

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National Show Winner “Lady Pamela”

Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation Perpetual Trophy for the Best Bloom of an Australian Raised Reticulata or Reticulata Hybrid grown by Jim Powell & Jenny Donohoe

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Vale Peter Levick

We were all sadden to hear of the passing of our esteem member in the early hours of 20th March, 2017. Peter was presented with the Walter Hazlewood Award of Honour in 1988 and made a Fellow of Camellias Australia along … Continue reading

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The Famous Eight of Old Dali

While peony flowers dominated in floral decoration through much of eastern China, the distinctive climate of northern Yunnan produced an abundance of Camellia reticulata blossom which were celebrated among Bai and Yi minorities. Yunnan city districts such as Kunming, Chuxiong, Baoshan, Tengchong and … Continue reading

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Giants of Baotai Mountain

Eighteenth century to present Source Country: China Above left: A solitary Camellia reticulata bloom between two massive trunks in Jinguang Temple nature reserve on Baotai Mountain; above right: examples of small single reticulata flowers which the giants produce Two giants: … Continue reading

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Vale – Barry Walter Di Salvia

It is with great sadness that I advise of the sudden and tragic passing of Barry Di Salvia on Sunday 7 August 2016.  Our thoughts are with Denise and his family. Barry was involved in so many areas of Camellias … Continue reading

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