Chiswick House and Gardens Trust's Conservatory contains an internationally reknowned collection of heritage Camellias; the oldest and largest collection under glass in Europe, including one of only two surviving plants of the 'Middlemist Red' Camellia in the entire world.
The original collection was created over 200 years ago by the 6th Duke of Devonshire and his gardener, William Lindsay from plants form Alfred Chandler’s nursery in Vauxhall in central London.
Today, our collection includes 33 different varieties, including examples of many of the earliest varieties introduced to Britain. Our Gardeners not only lovingly care for this Collection but they propogate the varities, sending them all over the world to help them continue to bloom.
Please help us care for this Collection for many more years to come and donate today.