Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

We’re glad we did.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Before heading to the walled garden to see the oldest part of the wisteria at Greys Court.

Wisteria hunting 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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

But it didn’t stop my little snapper from getting a few close ups of the ones in the walled garden.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

I’m sure we’ll be back in the next month or two to see the rest of the garden full of colour again.

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Where would you recommend to see wisteria?

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

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9 thoughts on “Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

  1. National Trust membership is so good for planning places to go for adventures or just making flying visits like this one. I’ve not yet been to Grey’s Court. The wisteria looks so beautiful. I can imagine it must be absolutely stunning in full bloom. Love how your son is taking an interest in nature photography. Glad you managed to see the wisteria this year. Thanks for sharing with #CountryKids

  2. I love wisteria, and it all looks very pretty even if it’s not yet in full bloom. We wouldn’t be without our NT membership, so many beautiful days out to be had, or places just to pop to, as you say x

  3. Wow, if that’s how it looks before it’s fully in bloom then I imagine it’s absolutely spectacular. I think the twisted branches are just beautiful too. We love our national trust membership, it’s worth every penny! #countrykids

  4. I do love National Trust membership – you’re always guaranteed a great day out (or short visit if you’re just passing by!). I love Wisteria so I’ll have to check this out next May. Thanks for the idea! #countrykids

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