"Schloss Pillnitz - The Camellia" Schloss Pillnitz Things to Do Tip by german_eagle

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  The Camellia's greenhouse
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  • The Camellia's greenhouse - Schloß Pillnitz
      The Camellia's greenhouse
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  • inside the greenhouse - Schloß Pillnitz
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  • The Camellia in bloom - Schloß Pillnitz
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Don't miss to see this famous Camellia! It is probably the oldest in Europe.

It is one of four Camellias which were brought from Japan to Kew (near London) in 1776. One of the four stayed in Kew, one was taken to Herrenhausen (Hannover) and one to Schönbrunn (Vienna). The Pillnitz Camellia was taken from Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew to Pillnitz in 1780 and is the only one which survived.

Currently it has a height of 8.5 m and a circumference of 12 m and it is still growing! From late Feb till mid May it is in bloom. A greenhouse protects the Camellia from freezing temps in winter. Mid May the greenhouse is removed for summer season.

Admission fee to the greenhouse is included in the park admission fee (2 Euro).

There are other, smaller camellias of different sorts in the Orangery in winter and all over the park in summer.

Directions: In the garden of Pillnitz Palace, northwestern part

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2012
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Comments (2)

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Beautiful camellia. Beautiful Pillnitz

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    Oct 27, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Beautiful!!! And then there are not only other camelias but also out of the world smelling lemon trees :-))

    • german_eagle's Profile Photo
      Oct 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      Yeah, but the lemon trees are for the Zwinger, they will be relocated soon.

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Oct 28, 2015 at 12:19 AM

      Oh more joy for anyone who will walk through Zwinger then :-))

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