White House Garden Tours

First Lady Melania Trump and a girl harvest vegetables
First Lady Melania Trump harvests vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden, 2017.

NPS / Nathan King

When are tours?

The White House Garden Tour is available in spring and fall, typically in April and October. The Fall 2020 Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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 specify a time on the hour or half hour to enter the grounds for your tour. Approximately 15 minutes before you would like to take a tour, find the ticket tent near the corner of Constitution Avenue and 15th Street NW to get your free ticket(s).

Please note that all attendees over the age of 2 will be required to wear a face covering. All attendees must practice social distancing, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the tour route.

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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Get a closer look at the South Lawn's gardens with Ranger Jenny! (Credit: Official White House Video)


Last updated: September 30, 2020

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