Newberg’s City Flower

The camellia has been part of Newberg’s history decades, and it was adopted in 1949 as the official flower of the city. The plant’s elegant flowers and dark green foliage bring beauty to residents’ yards, city building landscapes and even Newberg’s flag. Since 2009, the annual Camellia Festival has put the spotlight on the early bloomer with a variety of events that introduce visitors to the stately flower.


Oregon Camellia Society’s Annual Bloom Competition

The Oregon Camellia Society’s will host its statewide contest in which flowers are judged by size, color, form and condition. Single camellia blooms in the many possible iterations and colors will be on display throughout the day after judging. Festival attendees can enjoy the beauty of single, semi-double and double blooms as well as the spectrum within those categories. An informative and interactive camellia question-and-answer session will be at 3 p.m.

To enter your bloom into the competition click here

To sign up for the Fun with Flowers: How to Show–and Win with Camellias workshop on Mark 18, from 1:00–3:00, click here

Location: Chehalem Glenn Golf Course Clubhouse, 4501 E. Fernwood Road, Newberg, Oregon.

To view the 76th Annual Camellia Show schedule, rules, and general information click here


Plant Sale

Start on your own tradition by purchasing a camellia from the plant sale. Arborvitaeconifers and bamboo as well as garden art and other treasures will also available for purchase. For attendees looking to add gorgeous spring color to their landscapes, the plant sale will have lots of options, and the proceeds will benefit the future of the Newberg Camellia Festival. Great wholesale prices!

Some of the plants and varieties available include:

  • Camellias
  • Japanese Maples
  • Blueberries
  • Peonies
  • Hydrangea
  • Beech “Purple Fountain”
  • Spruce
  • Fir
  • Pine
  • Thuja
  • Other Conifers and Specimens