When wisteria takes over London

I have been blown away by the number of gorgeous houses in London featuring wisteria over their front door. Since my love for photography is getting bigger by the day I am paying more and more attention to the beauty surrounding me. So tonight I just fancied a small photo based post to share my love for Spring in London.

Wisteria in London

Wisteria

According to the Royal Horticultural society (RHS): ‘Wisterias are beautiful twining climbers with beautifully scented flowers in shades of white, blue, purple and pink. Wisteria is ideal for training into trees and covering walls, pergolas and other garden structures’.

More info by clicking on the following link: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=173

You can spot wisteria in every single borough in London but I reckon we are really spoilt in Southwest London!

Wisteria in Richmond Upon Thames
One day on my way to Richmond Upon Thames to take my kids to the cinema I spotted this hotel that I could not capture well with the ongoing traffic and the glass window. So a few days later I picked up my bike to try to get a few shots from this gorgeous looking hotel front porch! How impressive is this huge wisteria?!!

Stunning Quinns hotel The Quinns hotel dripping in Wisteria Stunning Quinns hotel
I stood there for a good half an hour trying different angles and waiting for a few walkers or cyclists to get the shots I was after, the wait was worth it when I managed to get a cyclist wearing a shirt exactly the same colour as the wisteria:-)

Wisteria hysteria

 

 

And more Wisteria in Kent…

Wall of Wisteria in Kent
I have seen all over Instagram fantastic shots taken across London and also in many other spots in France, Italy… Have you spotted any wisteria as well near you? Check the hashtag #wisteriahysteria to see more amazing pics from this purple plant. The season won’t last much longer so enjoy it while you can.

💜 Have a good start to your week! 💜

2 thoughts on “When wisteria takes over London

  1. Did you vote for your French president candidate while you were in England? What was that voting experience like? In the USA we heard they had French voting sites set up in London. I vote by mail, in Oregon.

    • Hi Meredith, yes I did! I woke up at 6am on Sunday to beat the crowds as I had been told by a friend that last time people queued up to 4hours to cast their vote. It was slightly messy but I made it and headed home by 8.20am. There were 80.000 French nationals expected to vote in London for the Presidential elections which is a fair number, sadly the abstention vote was nearly 50%. I guess the queues must have disheartened a number of people. Well done you for voting by mail! Julie xx

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