White gardens are tranquil and calming and reward their owners with their soothing ambience.
Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.
The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.
Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.
Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.