October 17, 2012

White House Fall Garden Tour

Instead of taking the metro to the White House, Kern and I decided to take advantage of the perfect fall weather and ride our bikes!

This was the first Garden Tour that we have been to in the last two years where it has not rained!

Antique affect on the Washington monument view from the South Lawn

Did you know that President John Quincy Adams developed the first White House flower garden in 1825?

In 1878 President Rutherford B. Hayes began the tradition of planting commemorative trees around the White House grounds.

I made sure to pose in front of the Rose Garden...only fitting for Ask for Roses!
In 1961, President Kennedy had the Rose Garden redesigned to serve presidential functions.

The playground

Kern and the putting green

The spring and fall Garden Tour tradition began in 1972.


  1. LOVE this post...went with Cpayne Sunday..it was so pretty!!

  2. Love how you take such great advantage of living in DC! Beautiful!!


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