A Winter Rose in the South
The Robert Toombs House is pleased to welcome the public to their 2018 Christmas Program “A Winter Rose in the South”.
Tour the beautiful, antebellum home and gardens of General Robert Toombs and enjoy a taste of history. Robert Toombs, Family and Friends will present a delightful program featuring the important role tea played in the South from post-Colonial times, 1797 until 1880.
The Winter Rose - Tea Plant (Camelia sinensis) may be one of the oldest flowers known to man. The tea plant was cultivated in China as early as 2737 B.C. According to the Georgia’s Camellia Trail, the Camellia has been and remains a staple of Southern life and landscape. “Camellias can be worn, planted, shown, used for decorations, made into tea or eaten. Camellias are a gift of nature to mankind - a double miracle since they bloom in winter when almost everything else is bare.”
Tickets can be purchased ahead of the event at the Robert Toombs House or the Chamber of Commerce on The Square for $1 discount.
They can also be purchased the day of the event: $7/adults, $5/children 5 and up. Under age 5 is free.