The Bledisloe Conservatory, named after Governor-General Lord Bledisloe (1930-35), originated as a glasshouse nursery for the cultivation of seedlings.
It continued to function as a nursery until the 1960s, when alterations were carried out.
During the 1980s, further alterations turned the conservatory into its current state as a glazed sunroom attached to the main house.
The Bledisloe Conservatory is used for small gatherings and, because of its proximity to the Blundell Room, supports the formal functions of the main house. Groupings of comfortable seating allows for informal gatherings. Under-slab heating extends the Conservatory's useable hours.
The tall ceramic pot with a painting of Wellington is by Roy Cowan.