In reality, our limited garden space is reserved for edibles. I have neither the skill nor the time to plant a proper spooky garden, but I can dream.
My ideal dark garden is one that is dark by day, but transforms into a moon garden at night. Daytime colors would be classic goth: black, purple, red. At night, white and silver.
The Everyday Goth is also a garden dreamer, and has a nice guide for building a gothic garden. I like it because she works in proper gardening layers.
Night-blooming Jasmine has an incredible fragrance. A vine covered the front porch of our house in Portland. It was a joy to walk through in the evening.
Silver Sage has a shimmery look, and soft leaves. iVillage has some other good moon garden suggestions.
I know it’s not very gothy, but I’d have to sneak a fairy door into my garden somewhere.
And a dragon. Definitely a dragon.