National Camellia Show in full bloom in Young | Photos | Videos

The National Camellia Show opened its doors on Friday afternoon to a packed house with some amazing blooms on display.

The moment you walked through the door of the Uniting Church Hall on the corner of Cloete and Lynch Streets you are bombarded with the amazing sight of hundreds of camellia blooms, sprigs and displays.

On Friday afternoon the National Camellia Show was officially opened by Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, appropriate given her background as a florist before getting into politics.

"For those of you who are local, you know that I am a florist by trade, I had a shop here, just up the road actually," Ms Cooke said.

Competitors came to Young from Queensland, Tasmania and across NSW to attend and compete in the show with a lot of locals picking up some fantastic awards with their blooms.

"I truly love camellias," Ms Cooke said. "They are very, very delicate but they are one of the most beautiful flowers ever created, they are truly spectacular."