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You’re Invited: White House Spring Garden Tours

This weekend, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and our favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden. Just three weeks ago, the First Lady, along with local DC students and FoodCorps leaders, planted the sixth annual White House Kitchen Garden. Also, new this year, the First Lady planted the first ever White House Pollinator Garden to support bees, monarch butterflies, and other pollinators.

First Lady Michelle Obama joins FoodCorps leaders and local students for the spring garden planting in the White House Kitchen Garden, April 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Ready for a tour of these beautiful gardens?

The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets NW this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 am. Tickets will be distributed -- one ticket per person -- on a first-come, first-served basis, and all those who wish to see the gardens must have a ticket to enter. Tours of the garden will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT, and Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm EDT.

While you are here for the tour be sure to share your visit or follow along online with the hashtag #WHGarden.

Learn more about how the White House Kitchen Garden was started and check out our Gardening Guide to get started planting your own garden today!