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The First ICS Award for a Historic Ornamental Camellia Tree

22 Apr 2024

Congratulations to Caerhays Castle Garden UK for an ICS Award for a Historic Ornamental Camellia Tree Collection of eleven specimens including five specimens of Camellia sasanqua (planted between 1899-1902), two specimens of Camellia x vernalis 'Dawn' (planted between 1899-1902), one specimen of Camellia japonica 'Gauntlettii' ('Sodekakushi', planted 1902), and one specimen of Camellia japonica 'Akashigata' (Lady Clare', planted 1906).

New Treasurer as of June 1st, 2024

22 Feb 2024

As announced in the 2023 Congress, Clare Million, our current treasurer, has asked to be replaced. Clare has served since 2013, a long period then. We are profoundly grateful for her effort in managing a complex financial structure, with accounts in the US and UK, and moreover, remittances coming from the whole world.

Midyear 2023 President's Message

10 Jul 2023

A total of 122 delegates attended the Italy congress (47 from Europe and UK, 30 from the US, 25 from Oceania, 15 from Japan, and 5 from China). Participants to Pre-congress and Postcongress were beyond expectations, with 92 and 91 respectively. Travel restrictions impeded a larger participation by Chinese delegates.

Applications for Global Awards for Historic Ornamental Camellia Trees or collection of Historic Ornamental Camellia Trees

7 Jun 2023

Applications for ICS Global Awards for a Historic Ornamental Camellia Tree or for collections (<50 specimens) of Historic Ornamental Camellia Trees will be accepted from 30 June 2023.

Sasanqua book

9 May 2023

ICS has published the first and unique book on Sasanquas, which is their most comprehensive illustration in English.

The 2023 ICS Congress in Italy

2 May 2023

122 delegates from all over the world have participated. The Congress successfully ran its variegated itinerary, from Tuscany to Switzerland.

President's Message 2022 /23

3 Jan 2023

In this second semester, I have been reviewing the gardens of excellence to be confirmed in 2022...

New subscription fees apply for 2023

17 Nov 2022

Please note the fees apply for 2023 and show the expected remittance from the ICS regions + Applicable local surcharges...

2023 NZ National Camellia Show and Convention

4 Oct 2022

Come and join us in New Zealand in 2023 to see what we can grow. The area where the show will be held has world class gardens in particular, Pukeiti Rhododendron Gardens. It is also the home of the Jury Gardens.

ICS Apoliu Declaration Presentation at 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in Melbourne, September 2022

1 Aug 2022

Awareness of our ICS Declaration to conserve ancient and historic camellia trees will be raised in a brief presentation at this global conference of botanic gardens representatives.

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