It all started with the “Botanist President” George Washington, our 1st president. John Adams, our 2nd president planted the 1st veggie garden at the White House. Along comes Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd president and a passionate horticulturist who started the tradition of planting trees around the White House. Formal gardens were planted at the nation’s Capitol by our 6th president, John Quincy Adams. It would be our 7th president, Andrew Jackson who created the White House orangery, an early type of greenhouse.
Thank you to the founding fathers and their love of gardens!