Wisteria in the South East

In late May and early June when the sun is out, you can often smell the sweet perfume of wisteria in the gardens of our places in the South East. Find your nearest place for a relaxing garden day out.

A family enjoying the outdoors in autumn or winter

Visiting information for this winter 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Greys Court wisteria plant in full bloom

Blooming wisteria at Greys Court

Wisteria watch begins at Greys Court as we wait patiently for the 128 year old plant to become heavy with beautiful flowers

Wisteria growing in the rose garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Wisteria at Chartwell

With lovely lilac coloured flowers, wisteria is one of the most recognisable trees of spring, even when they're not quite as you expect. Visit Lady Churchill's Rose Garden to see the centre-piece wisteria trees this spring, each standing, rather than hanging.

Spring wisteria climbing around the corner of a window at Quebec House

Wisteria at Quebec House

Small but pretty, the wisteria at Quebec House adds beautiful purple highlights to the outside of this eighteenth-century family home, surrounded by all the colours of a spring garden.

Wisteria frames the view towards the house

Wisteria at Nymans

Late May and early June when the sun is out, you can often smell the sweet perfume of the various wisterias we have growing here at Nymans.

Wisteria growing in The Long Garden at Cliveden

Spring gardens at Cliveden 

If you're looking for wisteria at Cliveden, you'll find it in all its glory against the old wall in the Long Garden; in the Water Garden and at the Clock Tower end of the Forecourt Border as it blooms from May onwards.

Robin perched on Wisteria at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Spring flowers at Polesden Lacey 

In Mrs. Greville's garden, come early summer, there will be as many huge dripping flowers as possible thanks to the careful work of our garden team. You’ll find our wisteria here at Polesden Lacey on the wall of the house and a very old specimen growing up the rose garden water tower.

Wisteria tumbles over a ruined part of Scotney Castle, Kent

Spring in the garden at Scotney Castle  

The garden at Scotney Castle has a fairytale feel, with the ruins of the Old Castle at its centre. Wisteria adorns its sandstone walls, whilst the surrounding herbaceous beds are full of spring colour.

Apple Blossom

Blossom in the South East 

One of the sure signs that spring is underway in the South East is the uplifting appearance of blossom on trees and shrubs in gardens, streets and hedgerows heralding the arrival of the brighter, milder spring weather. If you're out for a walk from home hoping to see blossom, please follow the government social distancing advice.

Looking across the daffodil filled orchard to the north side of the house on a sunny day

Daffodils in London and the South East 

After months of grey skies, vibrant bursts of yellow daffodils are popping up at our gardens and parks. We've picked the top places across the South East for you to enjoy their warming glow.