White House Garden Tours

President Biden walks along a path with flowers outside the White House.
President Biden walks through the White House Rose Garden.

The White House / Adam Schultz

When are tours?

White House Garden Tours are generally available one weekend in the spring and fall, typically in April and October.

Please note the garden tour is separate from the White House tour.

How to Attend

Timed tickets are required to take the White House Garden Tour. Tickets are free and distributed same day. The tickets specify a time on the hour or half hour to enter the grounds for your tour.

White House Garden Tours for Spring 2024 will be held on May 11 and 12, 2024. Free timed tickets will be distributed from a tent outside the White House Visitor Center at 8:30am each day. All attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


Aerosols, ammunition, animals other than service/guide animals, bags, backpacks and purses will not be permitted inside the White House grounds, (wallet-size clutches no larger than 5" x 7", medical bags and parenting bags no larger than 14" x 14" x 6" will be permitted and subject to security screening), bicycles, balloons, coolers, drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, e-cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia of any kind, explosives, firearms, glass, thermal, or metal containers, all water bottles, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, recreational motorized mobility devices, selfie sticks, signs, umbrellas with metal tips, supports for signs and placards, structures, toy guns, weapons of any kind, and any other items determined to be potential hazards.

What will I see?

The White House grounds are the oldest continually maintained landscape in the United States. One weekend during the spring and fall the White House south grounds are open to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to see the two formal gardens, the Rose Garden near the West Wing and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden near the East Wing as well as the Kitchen Garden which was established in 2009. Along with the gardens, visitors can view many of the ornamental trees planted by former presidents.


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Last updated: May 8, 2024

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