Climbers are adapted to either growing up or out across the ground using modified stems and leaves such as tendrils, twining stems, thorns and hooks. Climbers can be used as a ground cover or to decorate garden structures. They are increasingly of interest given declining garden space. They provide:
This Hardenbergia violacea, or Happy Wanderer, is happily growing along a pool fence, giving beautiful purple colour each winter.
Click on the index of this page to explore some of the best climbers, or go to the plant database here.