Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens

Wisteria at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens

Two words – Wisteria Hysteria! The Sundial Garden at Exbury Gardens is one of my favourite spots and although the garden itself will not be in full bloom till the Summer the Wisteria is representing in a BIG way at the moment. Twisted round a stone arbour this wisteria is such an impressive sight. Many an afternoon last year we spent sat on the bench beneath this beauty, happy happy memories. Kitty has been asking if it’s in bloom yet so I’ll be taking her back in half term next week to see it for herself (if the rain doesn’t batter it first).

As I walked around it yesterday I could hear the ‘Ahhs’ and ‘Ooos’ of people turning the corner into the garden, their eyes meeting the wisteria. It was a little like being at  a firework display! I can see why they made the noises though. Personally I gave a little ‘squeee’ sound.

Wisteria at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens

Lionel de Rothschild would have planted the climbing wisterias in the early 1920s.

— Head Gardener John Anderson
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria at Exbury Gardens

Elsewhere in Exbury the azaleas and rhododendrons are out in force, colour everywhere. I couldn’t believe the change in the garden in the two weeks since I last visited. 

AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
azaleas and rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
azaleas and rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
 RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
 RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS

 RHODODENDRON AT EXBURY GARDENS
 RHODODENDRON AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEA AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEA AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS

AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS AT EXBURY GARDENS
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
last of the bluebells
last of the bluebells
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens
Wisteria, Azaleas & Rhododendrons at Exbury Gardens

It’s a great time to visit Exbury Gardens, for more information on visiting please visit Exbury Gardens website

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