All the Presidents' Gardens
Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses : How the White House Grounds Have Grown With AmericaBook - 2016
A New York Times Bestseller and AHS Book Award winner
The 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 bestselling author 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.
All the Presidents' Gardens tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, this rich and compelling narrative reveals how the story of the garden is also the story of America.
Baker & Taylor
Describes the history of the White House's grounds, including George Washington, who was a seed-collecting plant enthusiast, Lincoln who had goats grazing there, Eisenhower's putting green, Jackie Kennedy's roses, Amy Carter's tree house and Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.
Garden historian McDowell walks through time and ever-evolving White House grounds and gardens--18 acres in all. Hiding Latin nomenclature in the back of the book, she utilizes the common names of plants as she tells the story of not only George Washington‘s garden, but the story of gardening American style as well, and how those special 18 acres reflected current trends over time. The book is beautifully illustrated with historic and contemporary photos as well as art. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Traces the history of the eighteen acres that make up the White House grounds, from Lincoln's goats and Ike's putting green to Amy Carter's tree house and the Obama vegetable garden.