I’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!
One very hot ticket in Washington, D.C.
Beautiful day for a garden tour
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
Veggie Garden—this one planted by First Lady Michelle Obama
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
A band provided entertainment for the tour guests
Private patio with more tulips—love the Luytens bench
White blooms line this boxwood edged Allee
Spring brings baby ducks to enjoy the water in the fountain
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
The White House Garden Tour is a must see—add it to your ‘to do’ list today
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