If you are searching for the perfect garden plant, consider growing Boxwood, also known as Buxus sempervirens or Box, in your garden. It's such a wonderfully versatile shrub that I think it should be used more than it is. Provided Box has the right.
A formal white garden has a garden bench situated at the apex of the garden for viewing the entire garden space. This image is from underneath the tree that looking back towards the bench. by Statile & Todd