by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Want to see Michele Obama’s Kitchen Garden? Now is your chance. According to US News & World Report, this weekend, the White House garden and grounds will be open for free tours. Thanks to Red White & Grew for letting us know! The tour is free and open to the public, but make sure you get a ticket. Details below:
ANNOUNCING THE WHITE HOUSE GARDENS AND GROUNDS TOURS: The White House Gardens and Grounds Tours will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, 2009.Visitors to the gardens will be able to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and the South Lawn of the White House. The Kitchen Garden, a new addition to the South Lawn, will be viewable from a distance along the tour route. There will be a visual explanation to help educate tourists on the elements of the garden. The tours are open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees, including small children. The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets on each tour day beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tickets will be distributed—one ticket per person—on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of inclement weather, the Garden Tours will be canceled. Please call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041 to check on the status of the event.