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White House Gardens Symposium - Morning Sessions

This video showcases the morning session of the White House Gardens Symposium on May 2, 2019. The White House Gardens Symposium was a day-long event, hosted by the White House Historical Association and Rachel Mellon’s Oak Spring Garden Foundation, featuring the history and development of the White House gardens, specifically the West and East Gardens. This informative gathering brought together experts in the fields of horticulture and landscape architecture, focusing on the gardens of Beatrix Jones Farrand and Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon to the present-day White House Gardens. The Symposium included morning and afternoon panel discussions, a light breakfast, a luncheon program, and an afternoon reception and book signing with author Jonathan Pliska.

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