Presidents' Gardens

Presidents' Gardens

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The White House is the most famous house in the world - yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebration of all the Presidents' gardens, beginning with George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon and looking at the development of White House gardens over two centuries. Rare photographs perfectly illustrate highlights from the best of the presidential gardens, including Jackie Kennedy's Rose Garden, the Roosevelt wartime White House greenhouses and Michelle Obama's sustainability-inspired vegetable garden, which now produces food that is served to the First Family. The text is peppered with lively comments and useful tips from gardeners who contributed to White House beautification projects under many different Administrations.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 64 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 b/w; 40 col
  • 0747814074
  • 9780747814078

Table of contents

America's Early Presidents / Gardens for the White House / Orangeries and Greenhouses / Twentieth-century Gardens / The Gardeners / Places to Visit / Further Reading / Indexshow more

About Linda Holden Hoyt

Linda Hoyt grew up in Northern Virginia spending happy youthful hours at the gardens at Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, DC. She was a contributing writer in The Literary Gardener, a book about famous gardens in literature, and is currently collaborating on a comprehensive work featuring the White House gardens and gardener since 1960.show more

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