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Best Plants For A Pergola

Pergolas are a fantastic way to add a focal point to a garden.  They are also used as an ideal outdoor seating area or walkway.   When adding flowering climbers to your pergola, you can create shade and additional colour to your garden.

Discover some of the best plants to train up a pergola…

Rambling Roses

Ideal for wrapping around Pergolas due to their flexible branches.  Flowers well each year.


A popular climbing plant for their vibrant flowers grown in abundance.  Many varieties to choose from.


A classic english climber.  Very hardy and fast-growing with drooping clusters of lilac or bluish-purple flowers.


Covered in clusters of tubular flowers, perfect for climbing pergolas | Easy to grow and flowers from Summer to Autumn.


A popular sweetly fragrant climber smothered with clusters of white flowers.

Grape Vine

A beautiful vine and once in position, grapes will grow quickly with ease.

Trumpet Vine

A fast growing perennial vine with it’s spectacular trumpet shape orange  flowers.


A natural climber with an abundance of deep magenta flowers when in full bloom.

Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangeas are a heavy vine that requires substantial support.  Perfect for twigging around a pergola. 

Take a look at our Flat Top Pergola and Arched Pergola.  Why not browse our Arbours and Arches too!

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