The back of this significant building was built as Lady Rockingham’s tea house in 1738. The front was added in 1813, replacing an earlier greenhouse where we believe pineapples were grown! Though now a shell, Wentworth’s Camellia House still houses some of the oldest and rarest camellias in the Western world.
This year we are busy developing plans and funding applications to give it a new life as a daytime café and evening events space, where the camellias will still have pride of place. It could be open as soon as 2022.
Craft a camellia to show your support!
Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust invites you to make a camellia and contribute to a collaborative artwork in the Camellia House at the end of the summer.
Together, we want to visually demonstrate to potential funders that our local communities and visitors want to see this building regenerated, and that people have helped us shape an engaging, inclusive and meaningful programme of activities, experiences and opportunities that EVERYONE can benefit from in the future.
What to do
1. Craft a camellia!
You can download and print one of our A4 camellia flower templates onto white, pink or red paper There are three to choose from. The different shape petals are inspired by the Camellias at Wentworth Woodhouse. Follow our step-by-step instructions or watch the tutorial to see how to make it.