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The White Garden – Raleigh Botanical Gardens

We recently had visitors from the UK who are gardeners, so we took them to JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh for a visit. One of my favorite parts of the gardens is The White Garden

It is a wonderful place to spend a day. You can walk around and enjoy Easter lilies, white agapanthus and white roses and so many more pristine flowers.  

It has a plethora of white annuals, perennials and bulbs growing.  There is a white gazebo and a walkway with a white chandelier.  It is very peaceful and has a mystical feel to it.

The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh is a wonderful place to spend a day. They have an area of the garden called the "White Gardens" See my tour on

Touring Botanical Gardens is a favorite thing to do when we are on vacation.

If you enjoy touring Botanical gardens, be sure to put Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Ohio on your list to visit, too.

The White Garden at the Raleigh Botanical Gardens

The J. C. Raulston Arboretum is  “a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast.

Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.”

White gardens demonstrate how just one color can make for a stunning garden setting.  See my post of the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Missouri for another Botanical Garden with a designated White Garden.

Here are some photos from our day there.

The White Garden in Raleigh.The sign at the entrance to the gardens tells visitors all about this special area devoted to the color white.

Gazebo in the White GardensThis gazebo graces the entry area of the White gardens.  Perfect spot to sit and admire. I would love to have it in my back yard!Chandelier in the pergola of the White gardensThis white chandelier hanging under a pergola of the white gardens adds the perfect touch.

Buddlea with hummingbird mothA white butterfly bush attracts hummingbird moths!

Hymenocallis Tropical GiantHymenocallis “Tropical Giant” looks dangerous, doesn’t it?

Agapanthus OrientalisAgapanthus Orientalis looks like a big pom pom.  I bet the hummingbirds would love those tubular flower petals!

Liriope Musicari OcinaLiriope Musicai Okina is a variety that I have not seen.  I love the stark white color.

Learn more about growing liriope here, and check out this article for transplanting liriope.

Stark White roseA simple white rose that any bride would love for her bouquet.

collage3White Zinnia has perfectly symmetrical petals and looks right at home in the white garden.  .

I will have lots more photos to share from our visit to the arboretum. Check back soon for more details!

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