All White, Already! White Garden Design

See all the wonderful ways to incorporate white into your garden and outdoor space.
All White!

All White!

White forget-me-nots, tulips, daisies and hosta adorn this stunning all-white garden.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Come closer.

I’ve got a secret, but it’s risky: you can wear white after Labor Day.

Well, at least your garden can.

White is arguably one of the most classic colors and makes a radiant addition to your garden. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of white flowers and foliage to include in your beds and borders any season.

Want an all-white garden that will make even Sissinghurst jealous? Choose plants of different heights and textures to keep things interesting. Since many white flowers aren’t “true” white – meaning they often contain pigments of other colors like pink, blue and green – silver and gray plants can bounce those hints of colors across their foliage, helping a slightly off-white garden look more uniform.

Perhaps the most magical reason to grow a white garden is the color’s ability to keep shining long after the sun sets. White flowers and plants remain more visible at night than their colorful counterparts, so try planting a moon garden of white and silver flowers near the patio to enjoy on summer nights.

And color addicts, I haven’t forgotten about you. White flowers and plants serve as a backdrop to make all those vibrant flowers pop.

White has power outside of your perennial garden, too. Use it in landscaping and structures like fencing, pergolas or outdoor furniture as a blank canvas to spotlight your plants or to brighten up dark spaces in your yard.

Browse the gallery below of beautiful white outdoor rooms and get ideas to incorporate white into your own landscape design. Whether used for super-sleek modern paths to eclectic but cozy lounge areas, white gives your space a crisp, fresh boost. No matter your style or zone, you can find ways to wear white all year long.

Don't worry, we won't tell anyone.

15 White Outdoor Spaces

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Play With Shapes

Using white in a garden design will give a sense of purity and spirituality. Play with shapes and textures to keep the all-white garden interesting.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

White Is a Cottage Garden's Best Friend

A classic cottage garden white picket fence provides a perfect backdrop for traditional country garden plantings.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Party Room

Brian Patrick Flynn outfits this white outdoor dining area with a vintage-style table and chairs, and mixes things up by using garage paint to give life to a tired concrete floor.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn

Serene and Sophisticated

Plush white seating brightens up this beautiful Asian-style space from HGTV's Carter Can.

Photo By: © 2010, HGTV

Cool Cabana

Contractor Chip Wade created these cozy white cabanas as part of a lucky Atlanta couple's Elbow Room renovation.

Photo By: ©2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I Bought a Famous Outdoor Room

This beautiful I Bought a Famous House patio belonged to one of Hollywood's top socialites: Paris Hilton. White walls and furnishings with black trim details create a feeling of crisp spaciousness in keeping with the Hollywood Regency style of the decor.

Photo By: © 2012, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Fake It

This pretty white and green outdoor space utilizes artificial turf for a low-maintenance lawn.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Groundworks Inc.

Secret Spot

This flower-covered gazebo creates a private area away from the rest of the garden.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Climbing White Rose

A white wooden trellis supports a white climbing rose in this cottage garden design.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Relaxation Central

This gorgeous Going Yard outdoor space includes a covered dining area with a paved path leading to a bubbling hot tub and tea room. A white bench provides extra seating for guests.

Photo By: © 2012, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

All White!

White forget-me-nots, tulips, daisies and hosta adorn this stunning all-white garden.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lovely Lattice

Colorful climbing plants bloom in vibrant purple against the contrasting white lattice fence and wall.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Poolside Garden

HGTV Rate My Space user tbntn64 planted a white perennial garden next to this pool, keeping the space glowing day and night.

Photo By: Image courtesy of RMS user tbntn64

Just Hanging Out

White and orange loungers make a fun relaxation space in this playful design by Brian Patrick Flynn.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn

Hydrangea Path

Hydrangea 'Tardiva' and 'Annabelle' create a pretty garden path under the shade of white pine trees.

Photo By: Image courtesy of HGTV RMS user Barry Block

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