Lecture: A Garden for the President: A History of the White House Grounds

Event Date: 
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Jonathan Pliska, Author and Landscape Historian
Situated at President George Washington's direction in "a beautiful spot capable of every improvement," the White House, the official residence of the president of the United States, is also seen as the people's house; its grounds, the people's grounds. Jonathan explores not only the relationship between the White House and its landscape, but also the evolution of its design; the public and private uses of the grounds in peace and wartime; and the cultivation of the grounds with a focus on the trees, vegetable and flower gardens, and conservatories.

DATE: Friday, April 13
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required
This program sponsored by the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden