This event is open to the public; admission is free. Magnolia Dale is located at the intersection of Norris and Bacon Streets in downtown Edgefield, across the street from the Edgefield United Methodist Church and beyond the Post Office.
The Camellia Tea features many beautiful blooms displayed in an elegant setting offering delectable tea refreshments. Sandwiches, sweets, punch and teas from the Charleston Tea Plantation will be offered. The lovely mid-winter afternoon will be completed amidst a back-drop of music, provided by local musicians.
Camellia experts will be on hand to discuss the blooms and the cultivation of this plant so well-suited to our Southern gardens.
Recent Teas have attracted visitors from throughout the state and have showcased over 300 blooms! This event is a revival from 1949 when Edgefield was well-known as a premier camellia growing area and, at that time, blooms were displayed at the home of Joe and Chrissie Holland at their “Camellia Tea”.