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.

2 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.

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