This spring, the President and First Lady will once again open up the White House grounds to visitors from across the country for the 2015 Spring Garden tour! The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972, when First Lady Pat Nixon decided to open up the White House gardens twice a year.
And, in keeping with President Obama’s vision to make the White House as transparent and accessible as possible, we are turning the annual Garden Tour into the next in our series of White House Socials.
Which means that this year, like the last few, we are inviting some of our social media followers to join us!
We want you to apply to come to the White House: we’re inviting visitors from near and far to apply to attend today.
On the Spring Garden Tour, you will take a guided tour of the White House lawn and see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the South Lawn of the White House, Children’s Garden, the White House beehive, and the White House Kitchen Garden – which is the First Lady’s personal vegetable garden- and was the first veggie patch planted at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt tended to the Victory Garden in the 1940s.
To be eligible for the Spring Garden Tour Social, you must follow an official White House Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or Facebook account. If you haven’t had a chance to connect with the White House online yet, do it now! You can follow our official White House accounts, below:
While you’re here, make sure to use the hashtag #WHGarden to share photos of your experience and let your friends and family know what you’re up to.
And be sure to check out more information on the Spring Garden Tour here.