by Ariane ~ November 30, 2008

Two big wisterias top the bridge in Monet’s water garden at Giverny. One is a pale lavender, it blooms first for two weeks, generally at the beginning of May.

It is followed by the white wisteria. So if you come in May you are pretty sure to see the canopy flowering. But according to the year the blooming period varies. if the Winter was mild and Spring early, the lavender wisteria starts earlier, at the end of April. On the contrary a late Winter can delay it up to three weeks.

But anyway, there is always something spectacularly beautiful to admire in Monet’s garden, from April through October.

4 Responses to “Wisteria”

  1. Christina Czarnecki Says:

    dear Ariane,is it possible to stay in the gardens for few days to paint? paint like Monet or allmost?
    I am a painter and I am dreaming about this kind of action.
    Greetings ,

  2. Ariane Says:

    To paint in the gardens, you need permission of Fondation Monet.

  3. Elizabeth Plotnick Says:

    When I visited twenty years ago, artists could arrange ahead of time to work at Giverny on a Monday, when the gardens are otherwise closed to the public.

  4. Ariane Says:

    Hello Elizabeth, I hope you had a great experience painting in the gardens on a Monday! Monet’s gardens have been open 7/7 since 2009, except for the winter closing time (November 2nd thru March 31st) and the 2020 lock down.

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