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All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How th
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree - $15.00
All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America
Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Presented by Marta McDowell
The 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history— kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. Throughout it all, the grounds have remained not only beautiful, but also a powerful reflection of American trends. In All the Presidents’ Gardens bestselling author Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Ike’s putting green, Jackie’s iconic roses, and Amy Carter’s tree house. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all.
This program is co-sponsored by the Villanova Garden Club. Free for members of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens and Villanova Garden Club; $10 for non-members.