Wisteria Welcome

Close up of the Wisteria sinensis at Vaucluse house showing the lilac purple hues.

Close up of the Wisteria flowers showing its lilac hues mixed with its white and yellow touches. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums

I might be a little late to the party in sharing the news, but better late than never, right? The Wisteria at Vaucluse House is in full glory draped along the front of the house colourfully announcing springs arrival.

The wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) on the verandah and also beside the Tearooms is currently in full bloom and should last another week before you miss out on seeing and smelling their iconic colour and scent. The blooms on the toilet block building however are only just beginning to open and should be at peak in another weeks’ time. Compared to last year's very early arrival, this year is sporting a much fuller and dense bloom.

Rain in the previous weeks and springs’ arrival has done wonders for the garden; with the Wisteria out it is the perfect reason to make the trip to come and visit us in the gardens at Vaucluse House.

Find out more about the history and connection between the Wisteria and Vaucluse house here. 

About the author

Photograph of a man standing beside a garden shed

Steve Halliday


Steven is one of the horticulturists who takes care of Sydney Living Museums’ green spaces and gardens.