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.
The iconic Vaucluse House shot
The blooms on the front of the verandah looking past the fountain. The fountain garden is also in full bloom, mixed with annuals and perennials for year round colour.
Buds are forming on the wisteria draped over the Toilet block. If you look carefully the buds only form on the previous years growth, so best practise is to always leave 3-5 buds when pruning otherwise you will not get flowers the following year.
One of our European Honey Bees collects pollen from the wisteria. The bees live in our kitchen garden and have greatly improved pollination and provide us with the added bonus of honey which is available to purchase in the shop.