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Massee Lanes Gardens features a wonderful slide presentation, gift shop, and the world's largest collection of books about camellias and Edward Marshall Boehm porcelains. Home of The American Camellia Society, this beautiful Garden is open year round for your enjoyment! One of the world's finest collections of camellias fills a nine-acre area at Massee Lane. Brick walkways surround the camellia trees for easy viewing.

The Abendroth Japanese Garden, the Scheibert Rose Garden, and beautiful plantings of daffodils, daylilies, chrysanthemums, azaleas, flowering trees, annuals and perennials add to the year-round beauty.

Massee Lane had its beginnings as the private garden of David C. Strother in the 1930's. Mr. Strother donated this land to the American Camellia Society for its headquarters in 1966.
Camellia Garden
The formal camellia garden at Massee Lane had its beginnings as the private garden of David C. Strother in the 1930's. He surrounded his farmhouse with camellias. Year by year, he moved out the garden borders to accommodate the camellias he wanted to plant. It is said he never included a camellia he didn't like, even if it were given to him! Mr. Strother donated this land to the American Camellia Society for its headquarters in 1966.

Mr. Dave collected millstones and road markers - the millstones he brought into the garden have become a trademark. The old wire road mile markers, some with the mile number still visible, add another dimension to the garden.

More than a thousand varieties of camellias are here, plus sasanquas, fragrant tea olives, Lady Banksia roses, and delightfully scented daphnes.

Enjoy a walk down Dave's Ville Walk - lined with his favorite camellia, 'Ville de Nantes', and admire his handiwork and smell the delicate aromas of tea olives. Always feel free to leave the pathways and walk among the camellias to find your own personal favorite.
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The Environmental Garden
The Dr. Dan and Muriel Nathan Education Pavilion is located by the lake. The creation of a 2.4 acre lake has been completed and housed at one end of the lake is a pavilion for classroom instruction for pre-school students through senior citizens.

This Garden greatly expands the focus and mission of Massee Lane. Featuring plants, native to the southeastern United States. This garden illustrates the diversity of plant life in our area.

Participants in the educational program learn about their environment and ways in which we can protect and improve our surroundings. The garden includes a good walking trail for viewing the beauty of the plantings and the lake. Seven habitats are gradually being established, ranging from the lake, to the upland forest.
The Abendroth Japanese Garden
An authentic tea house overlooks the quiet pond where Koi fish swim slowly at your feet. Each season is heralded by the changing colors in the garden. As one vibrant hue fades, others emerge and escalate for their time of beauty. A visit to this garden is an opportunity to nurture your inner spirit.
Garden Etiquette
Enjoy yourself. Dress appropriately for the outdoors, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring insect repellent, sunscreen, and water.

Be respectful. Stay on paths and avoid flower beds. Do not pick leaves or flowers from plants. Keep voices low to experience the sounds of the Garden.
General Information
The visitor center is located in the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman building and has a recurring slide show informs visitors about camellias and the development of the Gardens. The gift shop, auditorium, and large reception room comprise the principal elements of this building.

The Stevens-Taylor Gallery and the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Educational Museum showcase the porcelain collection. Open: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Except February: 10-4:30 pm daily.
Contact, Address and Directions
Phone: 478-967-2358 - Address: 100 Massee Lane, Fort Valley Georgia 31030
Directions: Take I-75, Exit 149 to GA Hwy 49 S I-75, Exit 135 to Marshallville, Rt GA Hwy 49 N
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