The Top 5 Vines Of 2014


Lately it seems like everyone thinks they’ve discovered the greatest vines of the year, with compilations popping up all over the social media landscape. So confident am I in my selection, that I submit it to you without having consulted any previous list.

These are, without a doubt, the top five vines of the year.

5. Ipomoea (Morning Glory)

Morning Glories get their nickname from their tendency to bloom in the early morning. Their vivid blue and heart shaped leaves make them a welcome addition to any garden. The Morning Glory is an especially low-maintenence vine requiring very little attention beyond regular watering.

4. Thunbergia

The Thunbergia grandiflora seen here is the pride of the Barbados Horticultural Society located in the parish of St. John. The entire garden covers approximately 2.5 acres.

3. Champagne

The vineyards of Moët et Chandon are technically a mix of three vines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. These particular vines can be found in Épernay, not far from the champagne house itself. Tours of the Moët et Chandon champagne house are available when booked in advance.

2. Climbing Hydrangea

This magnificent specimen can be found on the Hydrangea Walk of the luscious Trelissick Garden, a National Trust property in Cornwall, England.

1. Wisteria

Topping the list, these gorgeous Wisteria can be seen blooming in the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu, Japan. Ideal visiting season is between April and mid-May. This tunnel is the garden’s main attraction, featuring 150 Wisteria plants spanning 20 different species.