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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
May 22, 2008

White House Welcomes Summer with Garden Tours

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To showcase the exceptional gardens of the White House, three summer garden tour dates have been scheduled. The tours will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 14, July 12 and August 9. Visitors to the gardens will be able to see 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 8:00 a.m. Tickets will be distributed - one ticket per person - on a first come basis.

Entry for the Garden Tours will begin at Sherman Park located just south of the Department of the Treasury. 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 and will not be rescheduled.

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