White House Spring Garden Tours
The White House will open its gardens to the public again in April, and this time the first lady's vegetable garden is on the tour.
On April 17th and 18th, members of the public with tickets will be able to visit the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden and the Children's Garden and they will be able to visit the South Lawn, home of the most famous vegetable garden in the world.
Only a glimpse of the garden could be seen during the fall White House grounds tours. But this time, the garden will not only be visible, there will be a large poster with information about the garden and visitors will be given a brochure.
No word yet on when the vegetable garden will be planted for this season.
If you want tickets for the tour, keep reading.
Photo courtesy of The DC Traveler/ Paul Morse
The grounds will be open Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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 may be cancelled. Call the 24-hour information line at 202-456-7041 to check on the status fo the event.
Strollers, wheelchairs and cameras are permitted on the tour, but the following items are prohibited:
- Food and Beverages of any kind
- Duffel Bags/Suitcases/Backpacks
- Animals (except guide dogs)
- Aerosols of any kind
- Knives of any size
- Real or Simulated Weapons/Ammunition