The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden of the White House, sometimes called the First Lady’s Garden or the East Garden, is based on a traditional 18th century American garden. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy worked with designer Rachel Lambert Mellon to design a well-defined lawn surrounded by flower beds, boxwood and topiary trees. The garden is also home to lavender and rosemary, herbs often used by White House chefs in meals. New seasonal flowers are added to keep the garden blooming year round.
In 1965, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the East Garden to Jacqueline Kennedy.