The White House
For several years Netherland Bulb Company has been the supplier of flower bulbs to The White House.
Planning for a garden at the White House began with President Washington, who expressed a desire to plant a botanical garden. Washington purchased the land for what is now the South lawn from a tobacco planter named Davy Burns, while the North grounds originally belonged to the Pierce family. As the first President to occupy the White House, John Adams ordered the first planting of a garden.
On tours at the White House, one can see flowers such as tulips, hyacinths and chrysanthemums in the East Garden. Plants that can be seen in the Rose Garden include magnolia trees, Katherine crab apple trees and a variety of roses. 1.)
Spring Garden &
Visitors can view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and the South Lawn of the White House. The White House Kitchen Garden will also be viewable from the tour route and a visual explanation will be available to help inform tourists about the elements of the garden.2)
Image 2. Red Impression Tulips frame the White House, seen from the South Lawn. White House photo by Joyce Boghosian
Image 3. At the White House South Lawn Narcissus Dutch Master glow in the sun as the White House South Lawn blooms with color in the first warm days of the spring season. White House photo by Courtney Bowers
Image 4. The North Portico entrance to the White House is decorated with bright Pink Impression Tulips beneath the ornate hanging lamp. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
Image 6. In the Rose Garden Mixed Tulips are in full bloom. White House photo by Tina Hager
1) Source georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov
2) Source www.whitehouse.gov