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Spring colour arrives at La Concepción

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Wisterias are climbers that wrap themselves anti-clockwise around supports. / SUR

  • The wisterias reign over all the plants at the Malaga botanical gardens at this time of year and are a wonder to behold

The blue flowers of the wisteria announce the arrival of spring in the Jardín Botánico -Histórico de La Concepción just outside Malaga. This haven, in which nature is displayed in all its glory, has many plant species that are at their best at this time of year to the delight of visitors.

The wisteria, which steals the show in La Concepción, is at its best in March, especially during the second half of the month.

Every leafy corner of this iconic garden has something worth seeing, offering vistas that seem to have been created by the paintbrush of some famous artist.

One of the most significant features of the gardens is the ornate iron arbour, built by the Loring-Heredia family as an outside dining area, and over which the wisterias weave an unparalleled canvas of colour and perfume.

The genus of this plant honours the American physician and professor Gaspar Wistar.

Wisteria sinensis, originally from China, is a fast-growing, strong climber that twines itself anti-clockwise around supports.