The climber Actinidia kolomikta grows beside the western entrance of the Glasshouses.
A relative of the kiwi fruit, A. deliciosa, this species is a deciduous climber which can grow to in excess of 5m in height. It is distinguished by its ovate-oblong, heart-shaped leaves, which are variable in their pink-white variegation. Close inspection will reveal clusters of fragrant white flowers. These may be followed by yellow-green, ovoid fruits to 2.5cm in length. A native of Japan and south east Asia it is a hardy species which thrives on a south or west facing wall.