The use of white in a garden creates a cool elegant look first inspired by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst in the 1930s. Using white and silver foliage can lift areas of shade and partial shade in your garden to sparkle in the sunlight and still illuminate in the moonlight. White plants are at their best in late spring and early summer, starting with the snowdrop, crocus, tulip and moving to hosta, rose, foxglove and hydrangea. Silvers range from lavender through astelia and birch to variagated foliage. Add drama with alliums or agapanthus as part of your garden design.
White goes with everything, so it can be used on its own for a formal garden style or as a softening colour in a border for continuity. A white colour combination can often add sophistication to a garden.