Climbers

Zdjęcie działu trzeciegoSince the last modernisation the Climbers’ section (no V on the map) has been a closed, cosy place whose distinct character is highlighted by a variety of levels – visitors go below the flower beds’ level, on which plants grow, hence the whole section creates a kind of a ‘garden hollow’. Climbers are very special plants, which in their pursuit of the sun use the help from different supporters, plants or rocks. Those planted by humans climb walls, garden pergolas and trellises or openwork bowers. Climbers can be clung on the substrate in many different ways. Sometimes they simply twine their shoots around their supporting plant’s trunk or branches. That way is used for example by Actinidias, Staff Vines (Celastrus), Birthworts (Aristolochia) and Honeysuckles (Lonicera). Clematises are represented here by numerous garden cultivars. They twine themselves using their flexible petiole. Others, such as Common Ivy (Hedera helix), Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) or Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) have aerial rootlets with matted pads to cling to the substrate. Some, like North American Thicket Creeper (Parthenoncissus inserta), which in our Garden is running wild, or different species of Grapevines (Vitis) use small branched tendrils with twining tips. The tips of the tendrils may, as it is in the case of a commonly known Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) form small twining pads.