Wednesday October 25th at 2pm: Creating an aspirational redesign of the Camden Place entrance a talk about garden design and the inspiration for it by Kate Brown. Proceeds from a £5 charge will go towards a planting budget for the house.
Thursday November 9th at 2pm: Join us as we remember the life and work of William Camden, antiquarian, scholar and herald on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Places are limited so booking is essential. Chislehurst Golf Club members can book on IG and members of the public on Eventbrite via the links below.
Camden Place is a grade II* listed building which, since 1894, has been the magnificent home of Chislehurst Golf Club.
The building is of great architectural and historic importance that we are continuing to research and understand.
Dating from the early 18th century the house was transformed into a Georgian mansion by architects George Dance and designer James ‘Athenian’ Stuart. In the 1860’s it was refurbished as a French chateau, complete with a new dining room with panelling taken from the Chateau de Bercy. It has been described as the ‘probably the best French interior in England’.
It was certainly a room fit for royalty and in 1870 Camden Place became the home of the French Court in exile.
Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander ll are amongst the many leading figures who visited Camden Place.
Napoleon lll died at the house on 9th January 1873.
With stories of a double murder, Royal visitors and spies there is plenty to entertain you.
The house is a delight, particularly to those interested in decorative arts, Georgian architecture or the influence of French design on English style.
We look forward to welcoming you.