This unique garden takes its inspiration from England’s Sissinghurst Castle by featuring a single shade of white across a variety of annuals, perennials and shrubs for a dramatic monochromatic effect. The source of the inspiration was Major Close, founder of Close Memorial Park.
The White Garden includes the brick tribute walk where members of the public purchase bricks to honor or memorialize loved ones.
Showy snow white weeping cherry and white hydrangea trees frame the garden. Its islands and walkways are designed for season-long visual interest from early spring snowdrops through fall crocus ... all in white, of course.
The White Garden is maintained by members of the Pink Dogwood Garden Club, one of the city’s longest-standing garden clubs started in the Parkcrest Village neighborhood area.
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*All White Garden photos courtesy of Aaron J. Scott Photography
The White Garden is located southwest of the Springfield Botanical Center. It is one of the most visible gardens in the park due to its proximity to the popular Hosta Garden, along with easy access from the southern parking lot and South Creek Greenway.