Cambridge 2000: Lower Park Street

Description: Lower Park Street: wisteria
Date built: 1970s
Lower Park Street map for Lower Park Street
Date photograph taken: 05 May 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) was one of the best examples for a private residence in Cambridge. Wisteria look wonderful and have a magnificent smell, in common with many members of the pea (Leguminosae) family. Wisteria also grow very quickly and can be difficult to look after. This particular plant was over 20 years old in 2000, and was maintained with the aid of the gardeners of Jesus College. In the Spring of 2006 it did not flower very well and it was cut down and it seems that it had been poisoned from some drain underneath.

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