Festival celebrates the "Queen of Winter Flowers"

As winter drags on, we can all do with taste of the exotic - and now you can find a little bit of the orient right here in London.

A new festival has been launched in celebration of the camellia - the Asian "Queen of Winter Flowers".

Martin Stew explains.

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Camellia festival starts

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is launching a new festival to celebrate the world famous Chiswick camellia collection, believed to be the oldest large collection of its kind in the West.