We’ve had our National Trust membership for years and often plan in adventures around their properties. Having the membership also means that we can pop in quickly somewhere on our way home without feeling that we’ve wasted money. That’s exactly what happened when we went wisteria hunting at Greys Court a few weeks ago.
We’ve been to Greys Court numerous times over the years but have always missed seeing their wisteria in bloom. We’d spent most of the day exploring Osterley Park and decided that we’d pop into Greys Court on the way home. It was late in the day so it really would be a flying visit, but that was fine as we just wanted to see one thing and knew exactly where to head.
I was a little disappointed when the lady at the entrance told me the wisteria hadn’t started to bloom, but we decided to check it out anyway.
We’re glad we did.
You might recall from my Osterley Park post last week that my son has taken an interest in flower photography, so he was quick to get some more practice in.
Before heading to the walled garden to see the oldest part of the wisteria at Greys Court.
I can only imagine that if you’re wisteria hunting at Greys Court this weekend it will look truly amazing. We were a couple of weeks early sadly, but it gave us an idea of what was to come.
We all agreed that it still looked really pretty, even if it wasn’t in full bloom. It certainly didn’t stop my son from exploring the pathways.
We were short on time so didn’t walk out into the parkland to see the main bluebell display, although I’d heard it looked amazing.
But it didn’t stop my little snapper from getting a few close ups of the ones in the walled garden.
It’s a lovely place to explore and next May I’m going to get my timing just right so we see the wisteria in all it’s glory.
I’m sure we’ll be back in the next month or two to see the rest of the garden full of colour again.
Where would you recommend to see wisteria?