Tour the White House gardens for free on Oct. 17-18

If you were like me, you loved that Michelle Obama planted a garden at the White House last March.

You can see it for yourself. It’ll be part of this year’s White House Gardens and Grounds Tours on October 17-18.

Also on the tour are the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden, and South Lawn.

Even though it’s free, you’ll need to get a ticket to attend. Pick up your timed ticket at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion (15th & E Streets) on the dates of the tours, starting at 8 a.m. The tickets are first-come, first-served.

The tours run 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

In bad weather, the tours will be canceled, so be sure to check on the status of the event by calling the information line at 202.456.7041.