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 Monthly Meetings


Other Happenings




Topic:  April General Mtg

Speaker: Harbor Island Garden Club & Diane Clark

Topic: Tour of Harbor Way Garden

Where:  Harbor Way Garden

Date:  April 18, 2023

Time:   0530 PM - 0745 PM

Other: Door Prizes, Admin and Financial Updates...maybe

 More Future Events of Note

1. April 22, 2023...air layering at Oakdale from 9-12 with Jimmy Schiff. Limited to 16 Tidewater Camellia Club members only.

Flower Containers

by Johnson Nursery

TCC Fall Display and Camellia Sale

Harbor Island GC Gallery

Presentation at Compass Pointe

October meeting

Burgwin-Wright Museum

Picnic at Long Leaf Park 

Air Layering at Oakdale Cemetery

Pruning Camellias

 Oakdale Cemetery

     Significant Events

Grand Marshall Variegated

73rd Camellia Festival

Banquet, Show & Sale

February 24-25, 2023

The Lumina &

New Hanover County


Wilmington, NC

Tidewater Camellia Club Member Awards: 

Henry Rehder Founder's Award

Best Overall Club Bloom winning the inauguaral 

Ed and Lou Powers Award

Royal Velvet Var: E.W. and Gena Frederickson

Lg/VLg: Royal Velvet

Beth Francis

RU: Frank Houser Var:

Mike and Melissa Zylich

Md: King's Ransom

Jacqueline French

RU: Georgia Fire

Marianne Grant

Sm: Tudor Baby Var.

Beth Francis

RU: Commanding General Frederickson

E.W. & Gena Frederickson

Mn: C. handelii

Carolyn Thomas

TCC Reception and Banquet at 
The Lumina on Wrightsville Beach
The Camellia Sale at the Arboretum
Let The Judging Begin!
Childrens Art & Hutaff
The Very Busy Bloom Room
AND....The Head Table!!


Local Camellia Sources

"no particular order"

Pender Pines Nursery, Hampstead

Johnson's Nursery, Willard

Lowes Home Improvement

Home Depot

Phillips Nursery, Leland

5 Oaks, Wilmington

Tinga, Wilmington

Blooms & Branches, Oleander Dr.


Executive Committee

President: Tom Alexander

Vice President: Lise Bradley

Secretary: Marian Saunders

Treasurer: Fran Alexander

At Large Member: Beth Francis

Committee Chairs

Membership: Ted Doroski and Cathy Lemaster

Club Shows: Melissa Zylich and Carolyn Thomas

Communications: Tom Alexander

Nominating: Matt Hunter

Sunshine: Cheryl Hunter

Social: Jim and Vicki Chesher

Scholarship/Grant: Tom Alexander

Historian: Open



Take a look at our Constitution and By-Laws to see what members of our team do....perhaps you'll be interested in getting into leadership. It's a bit of work but fun, challenging and most of all, it's rewarding. Or, ask one of us...we have elections and committee assignments each year in May. We can be reached through our gmail at tidewater@tidewatercamelliaclub.orgIt's a great way to learn more about camellias and the Club!


     Significant Events

About Us

The Tidewater Camellia Club is a local society.
We are affiliated with the American Camellia Society. 

The purpose of our Club
is to enhance the beauty of our community
by promoting an interest
in the cultivation, growth and displaying of camellias.
We accomplish this through a variety of efforts,
including joint ventures and projects
with other horticultural groups,
local schools, and community agencies,
and offering learning opportunities
and scholarships to local students.
Our members are encouraged through their leadership and example
to help educate the community
in the area of their individual expertise and knowledge.

We generally meet the third Tuesday of each month
at 6:30 to 8:00 pm from September through May
with a picnic in July.

Each meeting has ample social time
as well as interesting presentations related to camellias
and other relevant gardening topics.

We often meet at the New Hanover County Arboretum,
but also various other interesting local venues
such as Burgwin-Wright Museum.


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