The archway has three functions:
1. It is the central theme that links all other parts of the garden together; it is like the central spine in a cathedral.
2. It provides wonderful shade for garden visitors in Summer; and and provides a grand but intimate setting for wedding ceremonies and other functions.
3. It displays the amazing wisteria flower curtain and after that has finished flowering, climbing roses on the outside of the poles, “Pierre de Ronsard” and “Crepescule”.
The wisteria is usually in full flower for approximately 4 weeks in October each year, weather dependent.