White gardens are European in origin and consist of plants with white flowers or white or silver foliage set against a backdrop of dark leaved plants. White gardens are considered to be peaceful and romantic and their reflectivity makes them great night blooming plants. For beauty and elegance, build your white garden with plants like aster and dianthus.
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The Origin of White Garden Design
White gardens are European in origin and consist of plants with white flowers or white/silver foliage set against a backdrop of dark leaved plants. White gardens are considered to be peaceful, romantic, relaxing, elegant and to symbolize purity. Also, since white flowers reflect moonlight so well, they make great night blooming plants for an evening garden.
Many couples like to get married in a white garden on a small gazebo where the bride, in her white dress, can be surrounded by white leaves and white garden flowers. Here at Plant Delights Nursery, we have an enormous on-line plant catalog and we have searched through it to create this mini-catalog of white garden flowers and complimentary plants that look great in white gardens.
White gardens are just one example of a style of gardening called single-color gardening where an entire bed displays just one color shown against green leaves. The most famous white garden is in England at Sissinghurst Castle and was built in 1931 by the prominent landscape designer, Vita Sackville-West. Since then, white gardens have spread all over the world and have become a vital part of any elegant landscape design.