The Camellia Garden is a joint project of the City of Jacksonville and the Men’s Garden Club. This agreement was approved in August 1967, and the garden plan was drafted by the Landscape Architect of the City of Jacksonville. First plantings were made in February 1968, and by the end of the first planting season there were 104 plants in beds. Today, the garden has 15 beds with over 200 plants. In addition to camellia plants, there are a large number of dogwoods, redbuds, saucer magnolias, and other flowering trees.
In April 1989, a bronze plaque mounted on a brick column commemorating this joint project was dedicated to the City of Jacksonville.
The garden is located in Riverside Park at the intersection of Park and Post streets in Riverside.