There is something magical about a white garden. It has a freshness and purity that is difficult to achieve with other colours.
White planting schemes look chic and elegant without being boring. There is no risk of clashing colours or plants that don’t ‘go’.
The simplicity allows you to focus on more complex design ideas and structure. To achieve this, you’ll want to incorporate blooms with different shapes, texture, and emphasising height, to bring your white garden to life. Here are ten of my favourite varieties that you could include:
Try white varieties of rose, primula and foxglove for a more cottage garden style. For late summer blooms, plant phlox, dahlias and echinacea. Add spring height with white tulips and alliums.
Plan out a new border on a piece of paper before you start planting. It will help you see how much space your plants need to ensure you fill the space without overcrowding.
I like to plant from front to back, starting with the lowest growing varieties at the front and get taller as you go back.
Let me know which white plants are your favourite in the comments or over on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.