The Bottom Inner Border
As already explained the inner borders are thus named – both the upper and the bottom ones – because they are situated in the middle of the ground surrounded by the yew hedges.
In the bottom border most of the flowers are white, but in between them moonlight yellow and cream colours can also be seen. They are exquisite together with white and grey. The latter are found on the foliage of bushes and trees, which are presented in this section.
Just as in all the other borders in the garden the blossom here begins with bulbs, and this lasts for a couple of months. First to flower are the botanical tulips and narcissi together with grape hyacinths. Then follows the ordinary tulips and last, but not least the impressive white alliums ‘Mount Everest’.
I am particularly fond of white flowers. So much so that I have written an entire book on the subject. Here I talk about Sissinghurst Castle Garden amongst others, whose best known garden room is The White Garden. Here the subject is not just the white colour but to a large extent also the flowers’ stature and how they look. A fact that is terribly important, when you plan a bed using just one colourway.