All season long, you’ll find a range of plants in our White Garden including rhododendrons, azaleas, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. You can create a white garden on any scale from a small raised bed of alpines to acres of mass planting. The list below is just a small selection of available plants.
Some gardeners use purple foliage plants as a backdrop or foil to the plantings. Cotinus ‘Royal Purple’, Sambucus, Physocarpus etc. Vita Sackville West liked to use grey foliage to set off the white: Artemesia, Stachys etc.
White Garden, Crathes Castle, Scotland
Acers with white variegated leaves.
Amelanchier (Spring white fls) H5
Flowering cherries (white spring blossom) H4-5
Malus & Apples (crab apples) H5
Sorbus (white berries in Autumn) H5
Buddleja davidii white forms, scented fls, late summer H5.
Euonymus japonicus Kathy white edged leaves. H4
Eucryphia ‘Rostrevor’ white flowers in late summer, 3-5m H4.
Hydrangea arborescens stunning white in summer. H5
Hydrangea paniculata late summer, white turning pink/reddish H5