Wisteria Circle

The Wisteria Circle is located near to the high wall surrounding the Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club at the foot of what once was the main lawn of the house. The circle has a framework of iron supports, a feature favoured by Victorian horticulturalists. (You can see a larger and more magnificent circle at Kew Gardens). Some of these supports remain, with the sturdy trunks of the original plants now forming a ring, the branches interwoven.

The plants are being pruned and trained with replacements added to achieve once again be the sweet-smelling natural gazebo that Lady Ela Russell and her gardeners once envisaged and developed.