Double, pink blooms of thornless rose 'A Shropshire Lad'

Thornless varieties of plants

Roses, hollies, blackberries and mahonia have sharp thorns - here are some thornless varieties for your garden.

Some of our most beautiful garden plants, including roses, hollies and mahonia, have prickly thorns.

Prickly plants can make useful burglar deterrents if grown up the house or as a hedge, but if you have areas in your garden where lots of people walk past, or where children play, you might want to avoid anything sharp.

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