White garden

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A White Garden is a feature garden comprising plants that produce white flowers and spathes, and plants with a white or silvery cast to their foliage. The all-white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in England, created by designer Vita Sackville-West, is a famous example. The Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are famous for being designed as a series of “outdoor rooms”, and the “white room” set a fashion trend.

The term is something of a misnomer, as many of the plants in the garden will have a distinct flowering season, and will therefore be green for much of the year.

The white garden is the most popular variation of the colour garden, a concept that evolved from the 20th Century work of such pioneers as Gertrude Jekyll, who was renowned and is still remembered for her use of vibrant colour.