Oct 15th, 2009

Obama's Kitchen Garden Available for Tours This Weekend

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.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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