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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
May 12, 2005

White House Adds Garden Tour Dates
-- Four Additional Garden Tour Dates Added To Schedule --

Washington, D.C. - To showcase the exceptional gardens of the White House, four additional garden tour dates have been added. The tours will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 28, July 9, August 13 and September 17. Visitors to the gardens will be able to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children's Garden and the South Lawn of the White House.

The tours are open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees, including small children. The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets on each tour day beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tickets will be distributed -- one ticket per person -- on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entry for the Garden Tours will begin at Sherman Park, just south of the US Treasury Building. Guests will be escorted to the South Lawn per their designated ticket time. In order to facilitate entry into the grounds, carry-in items will be limited. Strollers, wheelchairs and cameras are permitted.

For more information on the Garden Tours, please call the White House Visitor Center at (202) 208-1631.

In case of inclement weather, the Garden Tours will be cancelled.

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