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)