Introducing Our Cable Trellis: Train Your Climbing Roses With Ease!

Training Climbing Roses can seem like a daunting text. Fortunately, Heirloom Roses’ Cable Trellis is the perfect tool to help train and corral your Climbing Roses and other wandering vines securely while blending seamlessly into the background of the foliage. Our Cable Trellis is constructed with quality 1/8th inch stainless steel cable and weather-resistant hardware to give your Climbing Roses all the support they need as they grow up a fence, side of a house, shed, or other structure. Choose a design from our instruction manual, or create your own layout using the provided 20’ cable, 6 anchors, and turnbuckle.

This Cable Trellis easily mounts to wooden structures, but can also be used on exterior brick or stone walls and other more solid surfaces. 

For a PDF visal of how the cable trellis can be arranged, simply click here.

Installation Instructions: 

Materials needed:

  • 20 feet of stainless steel cable
  • 6 stainless steel eyebolts
  • 1 stainless steel turnbuckle
  • Appropriate tools (30-foot measuring tape, drill, ⅛” drill bit, wrench, pliers, etc.)
  • Ladder or scaffold
  • Strong and sturdy structure on which to attach the cables


  1. Choose the location where you want to install the trellis. Make sure it is a sturdy structure that can support the weight of the roses and tension of the trellis.
  2. Determine the height of the trellis. Measure and mark six points along the structure where you will install the eyebolts. The spacing of the eyebolts should be evenly distributed along the 20-foot length of the trellis.
  3. Drill pilot holes for the eyebolts at each of the six marked points. Make sure the holes are deep enough to securely anchor the eyebolts.
  4. Screw the eyebolts into the pilot holes using a wrench or pliers. Tighten them securely, making sure they are straight and level.
  5. Thread one end of the stainless steel cable through the first eyebolt. Loop the cable back on itself and secure it with a cable clamp. Repeat this step for each of the remaining five eyebolts.
  6. Tighten the turnbuckle to remove any slack in the cable. Tension the cable by rotating the center section of the turnbuckle, until the cable is taut. Be careful not to over-tighten the cable, as this can cause damage to the structure or the roses.
  7. Train the climbing roses onto the trellis, tying them to the cable with garden ties or wire as needed. Congratulations, you have successfully installed a stainless steel cable trellis for climbing roses!