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Special Display: Camellia Celebration

Camellia flowers. Photo by Julia Taylor.

Come celebrate the elegant beauty of camellias on March 19 and March 20. The Oregon Camellia Society (OCS) returns to present a special display of the splendid winter-blooming shrub in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center.

One can appreciate the blooms both on display and on the Garden’s grounds. Camellias, the first plants to bloom in the Garden, are found throughout the grounds in different varieties and vibrant colors. 

Native to Japan, China and Southeast Asia, these evergreen broad-leaf shrubs can reach heights of six to 12 feet tall. Treasured in Japan for centuries, camellias are also well-suited to Oregon gardens. They are drought tolerant, easy to prune, and essentially insect and pest resistant. 

Portland Japanese Garden would like to thank the OCS for decades of close collaboration.


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”