Climbing plants are a great way to add beauty, privacy, and shade to your garden. They can also help to camouflage unsightly walls or fences and make for an all-round greener space. There are many different types of climbing plants to choose from, so you can find one that suits your needs and preferences. Each plant will be suited to different conditions also so always bear this in mind before selecting a climber. 


What Are The Best Climbing Plants?

Morning Glory

This fast-growing annual is a great choice of climbing plant for adding a splash of colour to your garden. Morning glories come in a variety of colours, including blue, purple, pink, and white. They bloom in the summer and early fall.

Sweet Pea 

This fragrant annual is another great choice for adding colour to your garden. Sweet peas come in a variety of colours, including pink, purple, white, and yellow. They bloom in the spring and early summer, and are renowned for being simple and straightforward to care for – perfect if you’re relatively new to gardening.

Black-Eyed Susan Vine 

Black-eyed susan is a perennial climbing plant that is a good choice for adding both colour and privacy to your garden. These plants come in a variety of colours, including yellow, orange, and red, and bloom in the summer and fall.

Winter Jasmine 

An evergreen climber that is a good choice for adding winter interest to your garden. As the name suggests, winter jasmine blooms in the winter and early spring, and is a perfect way of adding colour and brightness into what can be a dull period for UK gardens. 


A classic, versatile climber that is a good choice for a variety of conditions. Clematis come in a range of colours, including blue, purple, pink, and white, and bloom in the spring, summer, and fall.

Boston Ivy

This hardy climber is a good choice for covering walls and fences. Boston ivy is evergreen in mild climates and is best pictured on older buildings in the UK and USA. Be wary however, as this is a rampant grower and has the potential to be very invasive. 

Climbing Hydrangea 

The climbing hydrangea is a deciduous climber that is a good choice for adding height and interest to your garden. Climbing hydrangea blooms in the summer, although it is normally a slow grower to begin with. It will supply beautiful and reliable flowers once it is settled. 

Climbing Roses

This classic English climber is a good choice for adding beauty and fragrance to your garden. Climbing roses bloom in the summer and fall, and can come in a whole host of different colours. The rose is the perfect choice to bring a touch of elegance to your garden.


Considerations When Planting Climbers

When choosing any type of climbing plant for your garden, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Sunlight – Most climbing plants need full sun, but some can tolerate partial shade.
  • Soil – Most climbing plants prefer well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness – Consider the hardiness zone of your area when choosing a climbing plant.
  • Growth rate – If you are looking for a quick-growing climber, choose a morning glory or black-eyed Susan vine. If you are looking for a slower-growing climber, choose a clematis or climbing hydrangea.

Choose Your Perfect Climbing Plants With Hassett Plant Centre 

Hassett Plant Centre has a range of beautiful climbing plants available for you to buy online. These plants are perfect for adding colour to a wall, or for bringing a pergola or decking areas to life. 

Purchase your ideal climber today or contact the Hassett Plant Centre team for more information.