The team behind the colourful collection of camellia’s at Chiswick House and Gardens has won a coveted gold award.

The Plant Heritage London Group scooped the award in the category for ‘Seasonal plants from the National Plant Collections’ at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) early spring plant fair in London.

The Plant Heritage winning stand displayed coloured stems, evergreens and flowers including the Chiswick House camellias which were in water surrounded by moss to show off their pink and white petals.

It also included materials from the prestigious gardens of Buckingham Palace, Myddleton House, The Royal Parks Plantation and Regent’s Park.

The trust’s estate manager Geraldine King said: “This is the second year running that the Chiswick House camellias have been part of a gold award winning team.

“The feedback from the judges and visitors this year on the unusual varieties and display of our camellias was very rewarding.

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“And some of these visitors have already been inspired to travel from Vincent Square to Chiswick to see these heritage camellias in the conservatory where they have been growing for 200 years during our annual Camellia Show which ends on March 13”.

Chiswick Gardens in Chiswick has a historic link with the Horticultural Society (the precursor of the RHS) as its display gardens are on land leased from the Duke of Devonshire.

The path which runs up through the centre of Chiswick House walled gardens continued on and into the Horticultural Society Gardens in the first half of the 19th century, in what is now an area just to the north of the walled kitchen garden on the other side of what is today the A4.

This year there will be another chance to buy Chiswick House’s heritage varieties and some specially selected spring flowers at the Chiswick House Camellia Show 2016, open from 10am to 4pm daily (closed Mondays) until Sunday March 13.