Moon Garden

I am not a gardener at all but I definitely appreciate and admire the art and science of gardening.  So when we were in Napa last year with my family at Stags' Leap Winery, our guide took us through their "Moon Garden" and I listened up!  Have you ever heard of a Moon Garden?  It's a garden of mostly white flowers and also plants with shimmery leaves that glow at night when the moon is out.  I love the idea of a moon garden, tell it to your neighbor!

So I started gathering examples of beautiful moon gardens and learned that every publisher out there has written about moon gardens and it was still new to me!  So anyway here's what I found:

I love the simple square water feature in this moon garden:

I think I like the idea of a moon garden because the guess work is taken out for me.  I don't have to decide between colors because this is a special "moon garden" and therefore it must be all white.  Only one decision to make.  Is it white?  Yes, put it on the cart!

Garden Design
Here are a couple guides for building a moon garden, click on the pic and I'll take you there:

Wall Street Journal
Real Simple
As I was gathering these images I also found there is a traditional entrance for a garden like this in the shape of a moon.  Here are the gorgeous moon gates that struck me:

Andy Goldsworthy
Manchester Landscaping
And if you're looking for more inspiration, check out my pin board, Moon Garden, on Pinterest.

There was another awesome surprise at Stags' Leap in the upstairs of the Manor House that made me smile.  I felt so proud to see this award on display from my hometown Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!:

And if you were wondering: Yes, Stags' Leap is a must visit winery in Napa!


  1. I love the moon gates! This has me inspired to make my backyard a moon garden!

  2. The white/moon garden idea is real start to talk to me. I do like the idea of siting down on the pattio in warm summer night in the moon light and enjoy the garden insted stering in to the darknes.