White Cottage Garden Plants for a Moon Garden

White alstromeria
White alstromeria with prominent bee lines

I prefer to use white flowers as an accent colour, but I know that many people love all white gardens (sometimes called moon gardens because of the way the flowers reflect the light). Here are some of my favourites – I hope you like some of them too. If I’ve mentioned where I photographed them, the gardens are well worth a visit. 

White delphinium
White delphiniums at Wollerton Old Hall
White iris
White Iris ensata
White rambling rose
White rambling rose

Posting this picture reminds me I didn’t share the pictures of white roses I took last year – I must make a note to do that!

White campanula
White campanula at Trentham Gardens
White peony
This white peony seems to be floating mid air
White pelargonium
White pelargonium with a splash of pink

Although this is a post on white flowers, I haven’t felt the need to be a purist – after all, what’s a little pink (or cream, or yellow) between friends?

Roscoea cautleyoides
Roscoea cautleyoides
White trillium
White trillium – a demure woodlander
White alliums
White alliums at Harlow Carr Gardens
White petunia
White petunia adds annual colour
White magnolia stellata
White magnolia stellata in full flower
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'
Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’
Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew)
Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew)

Today’s post is inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White Flowers – why not join in? If I’ve missed one of your favourites, let me know – I may have a picture somewhere!

Those of you who love cottage gardens might enjoy one of my most popular posts – a Recipe For a Traditional English Cottage Garden.

48 Replies to “White Cottage Garden Plants for a Moon Garden”

  1. Brilliant photo’s and they bring a shine to this continual dull, grey weather. A reminder that summer will come. Like you I tend to use only the occasional white flower but all these are stunning.

    1. I’ve been enjoying your frost-covered pictures – your recent post of the umbel type seed head is a completely different type of white flower!

    1. Thanks – I imagine it would be wonderful if it was packed with scented, night blooming plants (Nicotiana, Hesperis etc). I hadn’t realised that petunias are more strongly scented at night.

  2. i feel as though I just stumbled upon buried, or should I say planted, treasure. I LOVE white flowers. I did our church courtyard in all white. I see some that need to be added. Thanks for this solid gold post.

      1. I wanted the flowers to have a neutral effect on the mood of those praying or meditating. It is beautiful, but needs constant work. It looks neglected now…but it is winter here.

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