Camellia festival to showcase £12m restoration of Chiswick House Gardens

The Chiswick House and Gardens Trust has unveiled plans for the first Chiswick House Camellia Festival to run from 19 February to 20 March 2011.

Chiswick House Gardens Image: Clive Boursnell
Chiswick House Gardens Image: Clive Boursnell

Following the £12 million restoration of the Chiswick House Gardens, the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust has decided to hold a festival to showcase its Camellia collection.

The collection is housed in the recently restored Grade I listed conservatory at the gardens, originally designed by Samuel Ware for the Sixth Duke of Devonshire and completed in 1813.

Visitors to the festival will have full access to the conservatory and the camellia collection with specialist guides from Chiswick House and Gardens Trust and the International Camellia Society on site to answer any questions about how to choose and grow Camellias.


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