WHITE HOUSE GARDENS AND GROUNDS
There are 18 and a half acres inside the gates of the White House grounds. Known as the “President’s Park” it is the home to numerous gardens and historic groves of trees planted by presidents and first ladies. Administered by the National Park Service, it serves as both a private yard for first families, and also an extension of the public side of the White House where official arrival and departure ceremonies are held, as well as press conferences and parties for visitors. In this program, we take you through the history of the North Grounds and South Lawn areas as they have evolved over time, and into places there like the Rose Garden, the First Ladies’ Garden, and the rarely seen Children’s Garden tucked away out of the sight of most visitors. White House Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney helps tell the story in this segment.