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White Garden

Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' and gazebo in the White Garden

White gardens are beautiful both day and night.

This elegant garden space was inspired by the famed White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England. It showcases white-flowered plants and plants with gray, white, or silver foliage, all set against a dark background of hollies and conifers. The central green lawn, surrounded by low stone walls, presents a contrast to the bright flowers and foliage. This garden was the original entryway into the Arboretum.

A plant palette limited to shades of green, white, or gray enhances a sense of serenity. A variety of forms and textures provides interest year-round. In this garden, complementary hardscapes, like the white gazebo and pale pavers, reinforce the theme and calmness.

Sign Sponsored by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

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