All the Presidents' Gardens

All the Presidents' Gardens

Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses : How the White House Grounds Have Grown With America

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The front and back yard for the first family, the White House is by extension the nation's first garden. McDowell starts his story with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ends with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, to create a compelling narrative of how the garden is also the story of America.
"In this rich and compelling narrative, garden historian Marta McDowell traces the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration. From George Washington's obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, McDowell shows how the White House grounds are a reflection of America's enthusiasms."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781604695892
Branch Call Number: 635.09753 M1487A 2016
Characteristics: 335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top