Wis­te­ria in full bloom

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

There is a bit of wis­te­ria hys­te­ria go­ing on at God­in­ton House on the out­skirts of Ash­ford.

The his­toric man­sion’s renowned wis­te­ria is now in full bloom.

It has cre­ated a breath-tak­ing show at the en­trance colon­nade of the venue’s Ital­ian Gar­den.

It is the spot that gets ev­ery vis­i­tor’s cam­era click­ing as they want to show oth­ers the huge Ja­panese wis­te­ria (flori­bunda “mul­ti­juga”).

The or­na­men­tal colon­nade with its grace­ful stat­ues is cur­rently cov­ered in a fab­u­lous, scented wa­ter­fall. Flow­er­ing slightly later than its Chi­nese cousin, the Ja­panese wis­te­ria has racemes of pale mauve flow­ers up to a me­tre long hang­ing from its gnarled, con­torted stems.

The God­in­ton gar­dens are full of colour with early roses, drifts of cow pars­ley, blos­som scent and colour ev­ery­where.

The gar­dens are now open daily from 1pm to 6pm and the house is open on Fri­days, Satur­days, Sun­days and Bank Hol­i­day Mon­days.

For more information visit www.god­in­ton­house.co.uk

The gi­ant wis­te­ria in the gar­dens of Ash­ford’s God­in­ton House

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