We are lucky to hold keys to the Camellia House, however we do not look after the plants; they are maintained by the Parks Department of Nottingham City Council. It is shameful that there is only one gardener to look after the whole of the Park, so the plants are suffering.
Volunteers who belong to The Friends of Wollaton Park (link goes to their Facebook page) are doing their best to tend the Camellias, but it is a timetaking task. Do get in touch if you'd like to help.
The Camellia House was built in 1823 at the end of a major project to repair and remodel the Hall, home to the 6th Lord Middleton. It is a legacy of a time when camellias were an exotic introduction and thought to be tender.
It's only a 5 minute walk from The Botanic Garden.
Mount Edgcumbe House, home of the National Camellia Collection
The Camellia House is listed Grade II*, and Wollaton Park is Grade II* on the English Heritage Register of parks and gardens of special interest. For more information on visiting Wollaton Park, click here.
The Camellias were in full flower early in 2014 (late March).
Click on the image below to see a photo album taken on 28th March 2014
Once you are viewing the images in the photo album, you can zoom in to see the detail.