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All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses
April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree
All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America
Tuesday, April 27 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Presented by Marta McDowell
Sponsored by the Villanova Garden Club
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 lecture will be held virtually. A link and viewing instructions will be emailed after your registration is complete.
Free of charge; registration is required.
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