A New York Times Bestseller and AHS Book Award winnerThe 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. Throughout it all, the grounds have remained not only beautiful, but also a powerful reflection of American trends. In All the Presidents' Gardens bes...
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Timber Press (April 27, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 289434
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This is a wonderful book filled with history and stories about gardens in the United States, presidents and their families and how the White House gardens were developed and demolished and replanted again and again as a result of all these influences...
thor Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds with historical and contemporary photographs, vintage seeds catalogs, and rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes. History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, and Amy Carter's tree house. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all.