The Camellia Gardens
Two Camellia Gardens contain a large variety of camellias, several of which were developed by the famous Fruitland Nursery, now home to the Augusta National Golf Course. The Walter Wilson Camellia garden was dedicated October 16, 1991. Mr. Wilson was a charter member of the American Camellia Society. He originated and titled over 25 camellias, placed many in the Wilson Garden and registered nearly all of them. Naming his camellias for family and friends, he left to our community a legacy of beauty which continues to evolve and be revered.
A new garden was dedicated in 2003 to another Augusta camellia expert, Jim Stutts. Mr. Stutts, a long-time volunteer and Pendleton King Park Foundation member, was instrumental in propagating and maintaining the camellias in the new garden. Many of the camellias seen in Augusta gardens were gifts to the homeowners from Mr. Stutts.