wisteria

Wisteria hysteria! The most beautiful photos from Kelly Brook and more

by Chloe Best

Spring is in full bloom, prompting Instagrammers across the UK to flood the social networking site with their stunning floral photos. Following on from the cherry blossom craze Brits have now sparked a hysteria for wisteria, with thousands of photos shared of the plant's pretty purple flowers sprawling up buildings and houses across the country. Among them is Kelly Brook, who shared a photo of the wisteria from her home in Kent, adding the caption: "Wisteria #MyGarden #KentLivingWithKelly #Wisteria."

1-Kelly-Brook-Wisteria

Kelly Brook shared a photo of the wisteria at her Kent home

STORY: Where to see beautiful flower fields and displays in the UK

Wisteria is a climbing plant that can climb up to heights of nearly 10 metres and blossoms into colourful flowers in shades of white, blue, purple and pink between April and June. Should you wish to grow your own wisteria, now is one of the best times to do so. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to plant Wisteria, however it can take up to three or four years for it to flower. Scroll down to see some of our favourite wisteria photos…

1-Wisteria-London-Andrea

Our online editor Andrea captured these photos of colourful spring roses and wisteria in London

2-Wisteria-London-Andrea

A wisteria canopy frames the entrance to this London home

3-Wisteria-London-Andrea

London's streets have had a colourful and fragrant makeover during wisteria season

Even London's department stores are getting in on the act! 

STORY: The UK's most Instagrammable cities revealed

We love the contrast of the purple wisteria against this home's pink door

Another picture perfect scene captured by @meral in Richmond

This traditional Suffolk building is covered in colourful wisteria blooms

Vintage cars and wisteria flowers serve for the perfect Instagram photo

See all of our travel features here.