1 – 30 March 2014
Chiswick House Camellia Festival takes place annually in the spectacular setting of the 19th Century Chiswick House Conservatory. The Camellias of Chiswick House are widely regarded as one of the finest Collections in the country and certainly the oldest Camellia Collection under glass in the west. It includes rare and historically important examples of these beautiful plants, with a fabulous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped. It’s a fascinating day out for gardening and heritage enthusiasts, who will see rare and historically important examples of these beautiful plants in the glorious setting of the historic Chiswick House Conservatory.
The Conservatory at ChiswickHouseGardenswas designed by Samuel Ware for the sixth Duke of Devonshire and completed in 1813. Ninety-six metres long, with a glazed dome at its centre and glass pavilions at either end, it was a forerunner of those designed by Decimus Burton at Kewand Sir Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth. ”The Camellias of Chiswick House are a living legacy – and a welcome splash of colour in the urban winter landscape. It is a day out that will reveal far more than a March shot of colour ” The Observer Magazine
Information and Booking
Festival opening hours: 10:30 am –4:00pm everyday except Monday
Priority Early Booking for Groups
Group Admission Discounts
Groups 10 – 24 (10% discount)
Groups 25 + (20% discount)
Individual Admission Fees
Concessions £7.00 (Disabled visitors and carers, over 60’s, Students)
Special member discounts £5:00*
*English Heritage, Chiswick House Friends and NationalArtPass
Chiswick House: exclusive ‘Festival’ weekend only openings 10:00am – 5:00pm
Chiswick House re-opens 1st April 2014. Normal entry fees apply (free for English Heritage members).
Pre-booked private tours include a visit behind the scenes to the Chiswick House Conservatory Potting sheds and the restored ItalianGarden(Guide £50 per Group – max 25 per guide). Due to its location, it is easy to combine your visit to other local west London attractions including Hogarth’s House, Kew Gardens and the Kew Orchid Festival (on until 9th March 2014).
Eating & Drinking
Enjoy delicious snacks, drinks, lunch or afternoon tea in the bright and airy Café (voted the best new building in London2011 RIBA).
The Camellia shop will sell a range of modern plants, an exclusive limited edition Peter Blake camellia print, postcards and a Camellia bag designed by the acclaimed designer, Marthe Armitage. All funds are in aid of the continued preservation ofChiswickHouseGardens.
For more information visit chgt.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 8742 3905
Article supplied by Chiswick House