Cammo Style Love: Military Monday: White House Spring Garden Tour

Monday, May 5, 2014

Military Monday: White House Spring Garden Tour

I am so blessed to be here in this amazing place, DC!  I mean, I never could have imagined, or would have even thought things would happen to me the way they have.  We were blessed at the end of April with tickets to the White House Spring Garden tour, and in turn I got to bless several sweet families with the opportunity to go.  That's why I'm here doing this, to give back. It sounds so cliched but its true.  I love volunteering, and I think everyone should do it, and include their kids.  We take ours all the time to events and its so great.  It's a legacy we are leaving them, and I hope they continue it.  Find a way to get involved.  You can look on Points of Light (great organization) to find out how to get involved in anything you want, whether it's military or not - there's my PSA for the day!

The White House gardens are beautiful.  They aren't big and glamorous or anything, but beautiful none the less.  It's the history really, that draws you in.  Trees planted by Presidents from years and years ago.  That's really cool.    We saw a Japanese Maple planted by Frances Folsom Cleveland in 1893 (didn't snag a picture!! GRRRRR).  There was also the Children's Garden, by Lady Bird Johnson that we didn't get to go see.  It's definitely something you can do with kids.  We've been lucky enough to tour the White House and its definitely doable with kids.  However we did the inside tour we didn't take Phillip.  If you ever get to go to the Easter Egg Roll bring a stroller.  They do allow them and I would bring it, even if you think your kids might not need it!  Bring it.  You can bring strollers to the Garden Tour as well.


 Jacqueline Kennedy Garden 


close up of Kennedy Garden

isn't that Wisteria gorgeous?!

where all the awesome outdoor speeches happen


Rose Garden area


 The South Lawn Area (I think the Cutlip Maple is on the left here - planted
by George and Laura Bush in 2001)

I'm fairly certain this is the Cedar of Labanon planted by Jimmy Carter in 1978

 lots of vistors, but it wasn't super overwhelming.



 White House Bee Hives

White House Kitchen Garden (is really big), planted by Michelle Obama with help from local 
community groups and area school children (originally started in 2009)
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