Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens!

 

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

After a couple of years of arriving a bit too early or a little too late…

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

…I managed to arrange my visit just right and see the famed wisterias in full beautiful bloom!

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

The Wisteria Garden is just off the main Flower Garden Walk residing next to the Sundial and Iris Gardens which should be bursting forth next week.  Both these adjacent gardens were designed by Pierre du Pont.  They are surrounded by lovely hedges which keep the garden experience distraction free.

Iris blooms at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

The wisterias here come in a multitide of colors.  The purple are my personal favorite.

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

The blooms hover above..

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

and below…

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

All are stunningly fragrant!!! The aroma under the pergola is akin to being enveloped in lavender honeysuckle.

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

The walk itself is quite romantic.  Even long after the wisterias have come and gone.

Wisteria Garden at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

If you can get there this weekend or easily through week and possibly the next, they are still blooming!

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

You can see them up close and personal or be overwhelmed by the overall.

Wisterias in full bloom at Longwood Gardens © Britt Conley

I can’t recommend Longwood enough and here is yet another reason why : )

For more information visit www.longwoodgardens.org

‘Til Monday…

Britt : )

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1 Comments

 
  1. asher cottrell
    2011-05-14
    09:08:41

    Living in FL. now & miss wisteria BIG TIME!!!

     
 

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