White House Garden Tour

GI’ve never met a Garden Tour that I could resist, and this tour was no exception! The White House Garden Tour took place this weekend and the early bloomers were out in force. This hot ticket was well worth the wait … and did not disappoint.

The tulips and cherry trees were amazing. Check out the kitchen garden originally planted by First Lady Abagail Adams to feed her family. The Garden was transformed by President Thomas Jefferson with the addition of ornamental and fruit trees. Beautiful flowers, a band playing and baby ducks—what more could a girl want in a tour!

garden ticket

One very hot ticket in Washington, D.C.

Beautiful day for a garden tour

Beautiful day for a garden tour

 

 

This Japanese Maple was planted by First Lady Roslyn Carter in 1978

Japanese Maple planted by First Lady Roslyn Carter in 1978

A plethora of tulips surround trees and a stunning gazebo ... I need a gazebo and more tulips

A plethora of tulips surround trees and a stunning gazebo … I need a gazebo and more tulips

 

Veggie Garden—this one planted by First Lady Michelle Obama

Veggie Garden—this one planted by First Lady Michelle Obama

 

Perfect hedges surround President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill,Sec. of State Dulles and British Foreign Sec. Eden

Perfect hedges surround  photo of President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill, Sec. of State Dulles and British Foreign Sec. Eden

 

More tulips and perfect hedges circle the Lawn fountain

More tulips and perfect hedges circle the Lawn fountain

 

A band provided entertainment for the tour guest

A band provided entertainment for the tour guests

 

Private patio with more tulips—love the Luytens bench

Private patio with more tulips—love the Luytens bench

 

White blooms line this boxwood edged Alle'e

White blooms line this boxwood edged Allee

 

Spring brings baby ducks to enjoy the water in the fountain

Spring brings baby ducks to enjoy the water in the fountain

 

Large Camilla and Dogwood tree are edged with more boxwood—you can never have too many boxwood

Large Camilla and Dogwood tree edged with more boxwood—you can never have too many boxwood

 

White House stairs draped in a magnificent wisteria vine—wish it had been in bloom

White House stairs draped in a magnificent wisteria vine—wish it had been in bloom

 

garden tour program

The White House Garden Tour is a must see—add it to your ‘to do’ list today

xo♥, Lissy

All photos for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2013

RELATED POSTS

4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Beth Blumer

    April 18, 2013

    How in the world did you get a ticket? I am so jealous- and happy for you. Love you girl!
    Beth

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      April 18, 2013

      Mums the word … xo

  2. Reply

    Jennifer

    April 19, 2013

    the design of the ticket and program equally beautiful as the gardens. Lucky you!

  3. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    April 23, 2013

    I love Garden Tours too Lissy. It adds to the beauty of Spring! Love the baby dusks in the fountain!

LEAVE A COMMENT