All White, Already! White Garden Design

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

All White!

©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

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

White Is a Cottage Garden's Best Friend

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Party Room

Photo By: Image courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn

Serene and Sophisticated

Photo By: © 2010, HGTV

Cool Cabana

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

I Bought a Famous Outdoor Room

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

Fake It

Photo By: Image courtesy of Groundworks Inc.

Secret Spot

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Climbing White Rose

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Relaxation Central

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

All White!

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lovely Lattice

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Poolside Garden

Photo By: Image courtesy of RMS user tbntn64

Just Hanging Out

Photo By: Image courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn

Hydrangea Path

Photo By: Image courtesy of HGTV RMS user Barry Block

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