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Presidents' Gardens (Paperback)

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    The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebrati......more

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The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebration of these gardens, beginning with the influence of George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon on the design of the nation’s capital and looking at the development of White House gardens over two centuries. Rare photographs perfectly illustrate highlights from the best of the presidential gardens, including Jackie Kennedy’s Rose Garden, the Roosevelt wartime White House greenhouses and Michelle Obama's sustainability-inspired vegetable garden, which now produces food that is served to the First Family. The text is peppered with lively comments and useful tips from gardeners who contributed to White House beautification projects, serving many different Administrations.

Linda Holden Hoyt grew up in Northern Virginia spending happy youthful hours at the gardens at Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, DC. She was a contributing writer in The Literary Gardener, a book about famous gardens in literature, and was a senior aide in the Reagan White House.

Author:
Hoyt, Linda Holden
Series Title:
Shire Library
Genre:
GARDENING / General
Audience:
General/trade
Number Within Series:
755
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
64
Language:
English
Publisher:
Shire Pubns
Publish Date:
08/20/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780747812531
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.32 lb
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