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White House Announces First Google+ Photowalk: Spring Garden Tour

Photo enthusiasts and White House followers on Google+ are invited to join us for the 2012 Spring White House Garden Tour on Saturday, April 21st.

Today, we’re excited to announce our first Google+ photowalk at the White House. Photo enthusiasts and White House followers on Google+ are invited to join us for the 2012 Spring White House Garden Tour, a tradition since Pat Nixon first opened the White House gardens in 1972.

Spring Garden Tour

Tourists take pictures from the South Lawn during the White House Gardens and Grounds Tour which is open to the public April 17, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The President and Mrs. Obama are committed to opening the doors of the White House to all Americans. Google+ photowalks bring the online community offline to photograph places and events around the world. The White House Garden Tour Photowalk will take place in the morning on Saturday, April 21st and are invited to tour and photograph the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and the South Lawn. They’ll also visit the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden. With the Garden Tour Photowalk, people across the country and around the world will be able to tour the White House grounds in pictures on Google+.

Interested in joining? Here’s how you can apply through Google+:

  • Share a favorite nature or garden photo that you have taken on Google+ with the tag #WHPhotowalk
  • Briefly tell us why you’d like to join the White House Garden Tour Photowalk 
  • Make sure that you follow the White House on Google+

If selected, you will receive a message via Google+ with additional information no later than Wednesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. ET.

The White House on Google+ offers news from the blog, behind the scenes photos and videos, and opportunities to join administration officials in Google+ Hangouts on topics ranging from the Let's Move! initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids to Startup America. We even hosted a Hangout with President Obama. Check out the White House on Google+ for more more opportunities to engage with us.

Please note: Capacity for the White House Garden Tour Photowalk on Saturday, April 21, is limited. However, the White House will distribute tickets to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd. Learn more about public Spring Garden Tours here.Tours of the East Wing and Executive Residence are not included in the Garden Tours or Photowalk.