The White Garden

By Diana Grenfell & Roger Grounds


Grenfell and Grounds, garden designers and nursery keepers in England, here discuss the wish for a white garden–and its fulfilment.

As they put it, “Good gardens are always a marriage between the genius of the place and the aspirations of the garden-maker,” and allow that even a white garden need not be white through and through to make its statement: white borders and white “incidents” can be voices enough in a carpet of green and other hues. The authors explore the elements of the white garden–white perennials, bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbing vines, roses and ferns, and silver and grey foliage as variations on a “white” theme.

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