Wisteria in full bloom
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