Chiswick House Camellia Show has opened.

The Camellia Show at Chiswick House opened at the weekend, earlier than initially advertised because the weather has been so mild.

This year the blooms are spectacular and more plentiful than I remember, which head gardener Geraldine King says is because the conditions have been perfect – wet and warm. Take a look at our photo gallery here.

New to the show this year is the Kokedama – the Japanese style display of hanging baskets as well as the return of a long dead sea captain. Read more about it here.