Every year, the gardens at the White House receive a perfect springtime makeover. Now, First Lady Melania has invited guests to the White House for the 2019 White House Garden Tours.
Melania posted a link to the official statement. She wrote, “Spring has arrived! Come enjoy the 2019 White House Garden Tours happening April 13-14. Tickets are available through the @NatlParkService. You can learn more about the tours here.”
The White House announcement said, “This spring, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors. The grounds will be open on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday, April 14, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. On these days, visitors can discover the beauty of the South Lawn of the White House. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden will also be accessible to guests.”
The statement continued, “This event is free and open to the public. A ticket is required, however, for all attendees (including small children). The National Park Service (NPS) will distribute free, timed tickets at a tent stationed near the entry point each day beginning at 8:30 AM. The entry point for all guests, including those going to the NPS tent, will be located near the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest.”
The White House confirmed that tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis and one ticket will be allotted per person.
Of course, as is true with any White House event, the Secret Service will take extra precautions with all guests.
The White House stated, “The Secret Service reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. However, strollers, wheelchairs, umbrellas (no metal tips), and cameras are permitted. All items needed for medical purposes will be permitted on the tour (such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, and EpiPens). Please identify and explain all items needed for medical purposes to Secret Service personnel upon arrival.”