Fall 2012 White House Garden Tour

by Carole Zidouemba · October 19, 2012

    [The White House]

    Last weekend, we were lucky to attend the first weekend of the Fall 2012 White House Garden Tour. A biannual tradition first started by First Lady Patricia Nixon, the White House Garden Tour brings many to the nation's capital every spring and fall. As the tickets are hard to come by (on a first come, first serve basis), getting one feels like you have gotten a 'golden ticket.' The free event is a great opportunity to admire the beautiful landscaping and grounds of the White House. The tour lets you explore the South Lawn, the Rose Garden, the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden, and the famous vegetable garden started by Michelle Obama (the first vegetable garden at the White House since the Victory Garden).

    If you missed the tour, you can catch it again this Friday and Saturday. The National Park Service distributes the free tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion...and if you come early enough, you might be able to get one. [Details]

    [Crowds on the White House grounds]

    [Malia and Sasha's swing set]

    [White House Vegetable Garden]

    [Navy Band] [White House Beehive]