Visitors Flock To See Camellias

Britain's first ever Camellia Festival drew hundreds of people to Chiswick House Gardens over the weekend

Britains first ever Camellia Festival drew hundreds of people to Chiswick House Gardens over the weekend. Visitors from all over the country, Europe and America joined Londoners in admiring Chiswick’s spectacular blooms. Vanessa Feltz and her daughter were some of the first to enjoy the displays, pictured below, choosing their favourite variety -  a gorgeous pale pink camellia japonica ‘Incarnata’.

‘The festival seems to have captured people’s imagination’, says Chiswick House and Trust Director Sarah Finch-Crisp. ‘The historic Camellias are a riot of colour, enough to cheer the chilliest early Spring day and we are delighted that so many people are enjoying them’.

The festival runs every day until 20 March with Chiswick House and Garden Trust volunteers guiding visitors and explaining the fascinating history of the 19th Century Conservatory and the Camellia Collection.

Drop in children’s painting and craft activities are running throughout half term and on weekends during the festival.

Tickets

Adults         £5

Under 16s     £2.50

Under 5s      FREE

Vanessa Feltz and her daughter at the Camellia Festival 2011
Vanessa Feltz and her daughter at the Camellia Festival 2011 

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