The wisteria in London blooms every year in late April and early May but this year I couldn’t find any information on the season. Last week on April 28th Mark and I decided to chance it and go to Kensington and Chelsea to check out the vines in one of the prettiest neighboorhoods. However, even though the date is right in the middle of the season most of the wisteria we saw was just starting to bloom and need a few more days at least. This makes sense as the weather has been unseasonably cold the last few weeks but we were able to see a handful of South facing homes that did have pretty pops of purple. You can see an assortment of my favorite early London wisteria shots below but if you want to see the flowers in their full splendor take a look at my posts from 2020 and 2021.
If you are interested in checking out the flora in the next few weeks or in future years you can save the map I made via Google Maps here bookmarking the houses with the prettiest wisteria! And without further ado:
I am not a plant expert but I do believe most of these are Japanese wisteria which give off quite a sent, ranging from musky to sweet. When in full bloom the lower can grow up to 20-inches long and I find it interesting that they bloom starting at the base. You may notice the trademark red and pink doors above, these are arguably two of the most famous wisteria spots in London, located on Bedford Gardens in Northern Kensington.
Which of these shots is your favorite from the early London wisteria?