In 1997, the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s camellia collection was named a Plant Collections Network collection. It is only two Plant Collections Network collections focusing on camellias. Norfolk Botanical Garden has more than 1700 camellia plants. Approximately 750 of those plants are found within the Hofheimer Camellia Garden, established in 1992 as a joint project of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Virginia Camellia Society. It is named in memory of Alan J. and Aline F. Hofheimer, founding members of the Virginia Camellia Society. This Garden as a whole includes over 900 Camellia japonica, 105 Camellia sasanqua, and more than 180 other species and hybrids.