KMIS lecture: In pursuit of historic camellias from China to Europe

Camellia at Kew


10 January 2022


6pm to 7pm


Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens

Also available online, live and on demand



Join our talk on historic camellias with Geraldine King.

Geraldine is the Estate Manager and Head Gardener at Chiswick House, home to the oldest collection of camellias in Europe and possibly the world. 

In her talk she discusses the introduction of camellias to England and how the historic Chiswick collection is cared for, including tips on caring for and propagating your own beautiful camellias. 


Kew Mutual Improvement Society Lecture Series

Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost your knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom.  

From talks about historic gardens, to insights from the world of forensic botany, this year's series will introduce you to the latest discoveries and advancements in science and horticulture.  

You will hear from expert  staff, top scientists, and professional gardeners on some of the most ground-breaking research, practices and trends in the world.

Find out more about the 2021 — 2022 KMIS Lecture Series