Wisteria hysteria hits the West Country

The legacy of last summer's favourable conditions has caused explosions of colourful wisteria in parks and gardens all over the west country.

One of the best places to spot the purple bounty is Pinces Garden in Exeter. The plant has been grown into a wonderful wisteria walkway - welcoming visitors into spring.

Welcome to the wonderful world of wisteria - Exeter's famous tunnel. Credit: ITV News

The tunnel was planted back in 1880 and is thought to be the second oldest wisteria in the country.

Now the coiled vines stretch 150 feet long. As well as the beauty of the mauve blossom people walking underneath are treated to its sweet scent.

The coils of the vine give an other-worldly feel to the wisteria tunnel. Credit: ITV News
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