Classic climbers

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Tired of ugly fences and boundaries?  Here is a small selection of top performing climbing plants we recommend to ‘green up’ your garden this season and cover your pergolas and arbours in wonderful scent and flower.  Climbers are perfect for blurring the boundaries to create a haven to relax in, particularly if you are short on space. 

These days you don’t have to wait years for them to grow as we’ve done the growing for you.   Here at the Big Plant Nursery we have a diverse range of climbers on canes and frames, from small pots to mature 4 meter high Wisteria ready to cover a pergola.  Our most popular shrubs are also trained on frames as wall shrubs and our larger framed shrubs create instant garden rooms and privacy.

Top climbers for Spring include Clematis montana and we also have evergreen Clematis suitable for hiding fences.  Wisteria flowers follow later in Spring and then for Summer top choices are scented honeysuckles and our favourite evergreen climber Trachelospermum jasminoides.  Surround a sunny patio with this star climber and you’ll enjoy strongly scented delicate white flowers with the added bonus of flame coloured foliage in winter.

Repeating the same climber around your seating area is particularly effective in creating a restful haven and making the space feel larger.  Pop down to the nursery and we’ll help you choose the right climbers for your space. 


Scented evergreen climbers

  • Clematis Early Sensation
  • Loncera periclymenum ‘Graham Thomas’
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides

Evergreen Wall Shrubs

  • Ceanothus
  • Euonymous
  • Cotoneaster

Evergreen Living Screens

  • Photinia
  • Elaeagnus
  • Liquidamber

For advice and ideas visit or contact your local plant experts here at The Big Plant Nursery Twyford and ask about our ‘At Home’ Consultancy Service if you’re not sure where to start.

Tel: 0118 934 1757