Camellia garden stroll scheduled for Feb. 26

The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Master Gardeners are sponsoring their annual Camellia Garden Stroll from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Hammond Research Station.

“Participants will stroll through a collection of over 500 Camellia japonicas and sasanquas planted from the late 1930s to the early 1950s,” said Sandra Benjamin, LSU AgCenter county agent.

There also will be a camellia plant sale held in conjunction with the garden stroll.

“This is a fine old garden,” said Regina Bracy, resident coordinator at the station. “This garden is one of 41 prestigious camellia gardens included in the American Camellia Society’s Camellia Trail.”

The Hammond Research Station is located at 21549 Old Covington Highway (La. 1067) east of Hammond.

Admission to the event is free.

People who have a disability that requires special accommodation for participation in this event should contact Benjamin at 985-748-9381 by Feb. 17.

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