Celebrate camellia day in Sac

By From page B11 | February 15, 2013

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum in sacramento on Thursday, Feb. 28.

In honor of Sacramento’s designation as “Camellia Capital of the World,” volunteers from the State Capitol Museum will create and distribute complimentary camellia corsages to State Capitol visitors, California State Legislators, the Governor’s office and Capitol staff.

These are no ordinary flowers — the camellias will be cut from Capitol Park bushes and trees by the Department of General Services groundskeepers.

Camellias have bloomed in Sacramento since the 1850s when pioneers brought and planted seeds from Boston. In fact, with 3,000 different types of bushes and small trees, camellias have truly thrived in the Sacramento area and some of the original plants are even still growing around the city today.

The California State Capitol Museum is located on 10th Street between L and N streets.

Admission is free.

Camilla corsages will be distributed in the first floor Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until all corsages are distributed.

For more information about this special event, or other events and activities at the State Capitol Museum, call 916-324-0333 or visit



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