Friday, October 26, 2012

DC Up Close: White House Fall Garden Tour

My first weekend back in DC found the fall season in full swing, including on the South Lawn of the White House, where the grounds were opened up to visitors for the annual White House Fall Garden Tour. Even though the crowds were massive, the 65-degree weather and abundant sunshine made for an amazing afternoon, as did panoramic views of the gardens, surrounding monuments and, of course, the White House itself.


The Kennedy Garden 



The White House 


National Monuments



The Rose Garden 



The Kitchen Garden 

Has the fall season reached its peak in your area? Which annual activities do you most look forward to? Have a fabulous weekend, friends! 

17 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I look forward to the entire month of October - just a few days left!

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  2. Gorgeous pics! I'd love to tour the White House someday.

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  3. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures, makes me wanna go visit one day, looks like the day was beautiful!!!

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  4. looks like that was a lot of fun and what beautiful photos!! It's been wayyy too long since I've been to DC!

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  5. absolutely gorgeous. i wish i had been there! thanks for sharing the pics :)

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  6. Such awesome photos Heather!! Happy Friday!

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  7. Gorgeous photos!! DC is so pretty! We went to a vineyard in Charlottesville last week and it was just so beautiful and so much fun!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  8. What a great time to visit the white house grounds...great pictures! Welcomw back...you were missed!

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  9. I hope to go back to DC one day! The garden looks absolutely beautiful and this weekend I am not doing much. Usually I dress up for halloween but this year none of my friends were planning to...darn!

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  10. totes fall here already! And the laves are all falling and orange and brown. Love the pictures!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  11. What a fun thing to do! I love DC in the fall, it is so pretty. Hope you are somewhere safe with all this hurricane mess heading your way!

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  12. So much fun! I did a White House tour once, and it was so neat. The Secret Service guy that led it had some great stories. I would love to go on this tour.

    Fall is definitely in Northern Cali. The weather in October always has an identity crisis, which is alright with me.

    *Erin

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  13. Oh Heather, these are great pictures and I wish I was at the White House last week to have seen this!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  14. this tour looks so beautiful. the lawn and closeness to the white house has me wanting to see it.

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  15. such beautiful pictures! it makes me want to see this in real life!

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  16. p.s. i can't believe October is over. my favorite month is over. makes me so sad. now i have to wait another year for it to return.

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  17. How pretty! I didn't know they had gardens; I would love to seem them someday.

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