North-facing borders are in shade for much of the day, providing the ideal conditions for a variety of shade-loving plants.
With the right choices, you can transform this area into a valuable part of the garden. We've picked a collection of gorgeous plants with lush foliage, scented flowers and evergreen colour to fill your borders with.
The soil around north-facing borders and walls can be quite dry – if you're after more plants for spots like this, take a look at our feature on plants for dry shade.
Not sure what aspect your garden is? Find out in our handy guide to the types of garden shade.
Discover five plants for a north-facing border, below.