Camellias in our Healdsburg gardens
Many of these beautiful camellias were already here and flourishing in our Healdsburg gardens in 1981 when the Lewand family purchased the home to convert to an inn.
They were what made the Lewands decide to call it the Camellia Inn. More than 80 plants bloom throughout the winter on the inn’s landscaped grounds.
Sonoma County was home to American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science Luther Burbank. We understand that Luther Burbank knew Dr. Seawell, who lived and worked in the building that is now the Camellia Inn, and that Burbank was responsible for working with the doctor and his wife on the planting of many of the camellias that make up our Healdsburg gardens.