Friday, January 02, 2009

Camellias in the Country

Camellias in the Country
February 6 & 7, 2009

The Feliciana Nature Society and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will host the 5th annual Camellias in the Country program on February 6 & 7, 2009. The two-day event will kick off on Friday evening, February 6, at the historic Market Hall on Royal Street in St. Francisville. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception, followed at 6:30 by award-winning chef, author, and TV celebrity, John Folse, who will conduct a program on camellia wine.

The program will continue on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the visitor center at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. The morning session will feature Rosedown manager Patricia Aleshire leading a workshop, “Knowing and Growing Camellias in the Deep South.” Lunch at Audubon CafĂ© will be followed by an extensive walking tour of Rosedown’s historic gardens where participants can view some of the best heirloom and contemporary varieties of camellias on the grounds.

A $25 registration fee covers the John Folse reception on Friday night as well as the Saturday program and lunch. Admission for the Friday reception only is $10. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are highly recommended. Proceeds benefit projects of the Feliciana Nature Society. For reservations and more information call 1-800-488-6502 toll free or local 225-635-3110. Visit