For the first time Chiswick House and Gardens are holding a Camellia Competition at their annual Camellia Show
Participants are warmly invited to take part in the first ever Chiswick House Camellia Competition, in association with the International Camellia Society (UK). The competition will take place on Saturday 10th March in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory. A prize giving will take place at midday with prizes including Chiswick House heritage camellias. The competition takes place during the free Camellia Show at Chiswick House Gardens.
Many of the Camellias have been growing for over 200 years. The collection is thought to be the oldest under glass in the Western world and includes rare and historically important examples, many believed to be descended from the original planting in 1828. There are 33 varieties housed in the 300 ft glass house, including the Middlemist’s Red, one of the rarest Camellias in the world.
Chiswick House, London, W4 2QN
Date: Saturday 10th March 2018
Judging commences at 10am. Blooms must be in place prior to 9.45.am.
Conservatory opening hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (Closed Fridays)
Admission: Free but registration required
All entry forms must be received by Wednesday the 7th March.
A prize giving will take place at midday with prizes including Chiswick House heritage camellias.