White House Garden Tour

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Suj and I had the opportunity to attend the fall White House garden tour on a beautiful October afternoon.  The White House property is much larger than I realized.  I felt lucky to enjoy such a bright day surrounded by so much history.  The tour included glimpses of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and South Lawn, and the White House Kitchen Garden. The grounds are lovely and, though many people were touring the area, it felt peaceful and sort of reverent.  Here are a few of my favorite spots:

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{littleleaf linden planted by George W.H. Bush and Queen Elizabeth II in 1991}

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{twisty tree}

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{bright flowers in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden}

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{magnolia trees}

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{Truman Balcony}

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{view of the mall from the White House}

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{quiet seating near the Rose Garden}

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{a touch of Autumn in the trees}

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{outside the Rose Garden}

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{putting green}

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{Sasha and Malia’s playground}

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{White House Kitchen Garden}

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