The White House is definitely the top tourist attraction in Washington, DC! And for gardeners, green thumbs and flower lovers, there’s a another reason to visit the White House. Every year since 1972, the White House has hosted garden tours- once in the fall and again in the spring.
During these times, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful grounds and gardens, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden and the White House Kitchen Garden. Whether you go in the fall or the spring, the gardens are in full bloom with a spectacular show of seasonal flowers. The gardens are full of colour and life!
Here are some photos from this year’s White House Garden Tour:
In the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, visitors can expect to see a French-style garden with flowers planted in masses and the use of foliage plants, like ornamental grasses in its design. Roses, lavender, daffodils, fritillaria, tulips and grape hyacinth are some of the flowers that can be seen in the garden, depending on the season.
As the name implies, in the Rose Garden, you stop and smell the beautiful roses, including Queen Elizabeth grandiflora roses, tea roses, and shrub roses. Along with the roses, seasonal flowers are also planted for year round colour.
The White House Garden was created by Michelle Obama in 2009 as an initiative to live a healthier lifestyle. It is the first vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden.
These tours are free and open to the public. For more info, please go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov