|The view from the inside|
The tour includes photos of 20th century presidents and first ladies planting commemorative trees (the Clintons liked dogwoods), the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, which dates to 1965, the Rose Garden from 1913, the Children's Garden, a little haven created by Lady Bird Johnson in 1969, and the Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama's contribution. There is also a tennis court that doubles as a basketball court and supposedly a putting green and swimming pool, but the latter two seemed hidden from public view.
|Oval Office - Does it seem right that I mostly recognize these windows and columns from watching President Bartlet head to sleep in The West Wing?|
|Kitchen Garden - with pumpkins for the season. 1,600 pounds of veggies have been grown since it opened in 2009.|
|Children's Garden, with castings of First grandchildren's handprints and footprints|
|Jefferson Memorial in the distance|