Do-it-yourself trellis and arches for climbing roses

Through climbing rose you can create a wonderful place to relax. Due to its ability to mount on any surface, gardeners decorate alleys, arches, gazebos, fences and other buildings. Climbing roses can also be attached to a vertical support, which will make it even more noticeable. In any case, the rose will look attractive only on a specially prepared surface. Leaving the bush unattended, there is a risk that it will simply lay on the ground.

Of course, having seen enough pictures from the Internet, this task may seem overwhelming. But still, you can create a completely uncomplicated structure that will look impressive and will become the main decoration of your garden. We will consider in detail in this article what you need to consider when making a support for climbing roses with your own hands. We will also see specific examples of how you can make a support for a climbing rose.

Seat selection

When choosing a place for a structure, you need to think not only about where you would like to create a wonderful corner. It is very important that the rose feels comfortable in this place, otherwise all efforts will go down the drain. Unsuitable soil or too much daylight can prevent the bush from growing actively. As a result, it will not be able to curl onto the constructed object.

Roses should be planted in slightly elevated places so that water does not linger, and as a result, fungal diseases do not appear. It is desirable that from the north side the plant is slightly shaded by buildings or trees, then the cold winds will not be able to harm the growing rose. But still, they should not completely cover the bush with a thick shadow, because the rose is a photophilous plant. For the growth and formation of flowers, she simply needs the sun's rays.

Advice! Do not plant roses in an open area where they will be exposed to direct sunlight all day. Because of this, the plant will be weak, and the flowers will wilt too quickly.

Choosing a variety of roses

Not all climbing roses are suitable for growing on all supports. They can all be divided into 2 types:

  • scrubs;
  • ramblers.

Shrubs are predominantly powerful bushes with thick, practically unbending branches. In addition, they rarely grow taller than two meters. These varieties have large flowers with a pleasant aroma. Among the advantages, they also highlight the fact that there are very few thorns on the bushes. And while it may seem that they do not need support, this is far from the case. Perhaps they will not curl along an arch or a gazebo, but at least a vertical support is simply necessary for them. Due to the weight of the flowers, the branches on such bushes can bend and simply break. The support will give the roses a more attractive look, as well as protect the bush from the wind.

Rambler, unlike scrubs, absolutely cannot exist without support. Their branches are too thin to be able to stand on their own. These bushes can grow up to 4-5 meters in height, making them easy to adapt to any support, even the most complex structure. These plants usually have small flowers, but they are very abundant and bloom for a long time.

Remember that a support for climbing roses is not just a good decorative solution, but also a necessity. Strong winds can cause the bush to break and be badly damaged.

Important! If a wall is supposed to be a support for a rose, then the bush should be planted at a distance of at least half a meter from it. A closely planted rose will not be able to get enough air.

Types of supports for roses

Although there are simply an unimaginable number of support options today, there are basic types that you can beat at your discretion. Such supports include:

  1. Arches and pergolas.
  2. Vertical trellises.
  3. Pyramids.
  4. Lattices or stairs.
  5. Pillars.

Whatever the structure, during the growth of the bush, you need to constantly direct it in the right direction. By itself, the rose will not curl in the desired direction. In this case, the branches must be attached to the support. In order for the bush to have a decorative appearance, the main branches must be fixed horizontally to the surface of the earth. Flowers on climbing roses grow on young shoots, which are most often located at right angles to the main stem. As the flowers wither, they need to be removed from the bush to give the plant strength to form new roses.

Attention! By directing the shoots up, you can get poor flowering somewhere at the top of the bush.

You need to make support even before this bush is planted. By installing it, you can severely damage the already weak young roots.

Arch for climbing roses

Usually arches are installed at the entrance to the courtyard. It can also be placed near gazebos, at home or at the entrance to a garden. The base for the arch is made from materials such as wood and metal. Each of them has its own advantages.

The tree, for example, goes very well with flowers and green leaves. Thick stems are usually attached to wooden arches. But on metal structures, thin shoots with small flowers look better. The only advantage of metal arches over wooden ones is that they will last much longer.

Advice! To prolong the life of a wooden arch, it should be varnished or painted.

Such a coating will protect the structure from moisture, and it will be able to serve for about ten years.

For the base of the arch, you need to use a reliable material, often they are fixed in the ground with concrete. Further, they build a vault, or put a lattice, if it is a pergola. The height of the posts should be about 1.8–2 meters. Metal rods or wooden bars are attached to them in order to attach branches to them in the future. For the construction of the pergola, a wooden lattice or a rope net is used. Having made such a structure, in the fall it will be much easier to remove the bush, because it will simply be removed along with the grate.

Tapestry for roses

With the help of a trellis, you can divide the garden into zones, or fence off some part of it. For the construction of the trellis, a rectangular frame and a lattice of wood or metal are made, which are attached inside. In order not to complicate the robot with a welding machine, the grid is usually made of metal wire or wooden slats. Ready-made plastic grilles can be bought, but for some reason they are not in great demand. The tapestries can also be placed as you wish, for example, as shown in the photo.

Alternatively, you can make such a simple design:

  1. Bury metal or wooden racks about 2 meters high vertically to the ground.
  2. In these racks, holes need to be made at a distance of 25 cm to 50 cm.
  3. Curl long nails into the shape of a hook, and place in the holes.
  4. Pull the metal wire over the attached hooks.
  5. Disinfect and paint the finished structure


The pillar is a versatile rose support that can be placed anywhere in the garden. It will look good both on its own near the paths, or benches, and in the middle of the flower bed. They can be beautifully placed at the same distance along an alley or fence. Roses, growing to the height of the pillar, hang down beautifully, creating the appearance of flowering trees.

Any material is suitable for the construction of the pillar. The most commonly used stone, wood and metal. But the circular structures around the pillar must be made of metal or wood. It is on them that the branches will be attached. By the principle of pillars, pyramids or monuments can also be erected.


Climbing roses can transform your garden into an extraordinarily beautiful place. However, this will require a little effort. The support for the garden is made from the simplest materials at hand. A frame for roses can even be built from wooden planks. Your loved ones will definitely like this decorative solution.

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