I am standing in the First Lady's Garden or
the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden as it is often called because First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy approved its restoration but was not able to see the project completed following the assassination of President Kennedy. The garden follows the design of a traditional 18th century American garden and borders the East Colonnade of the White House. The garden has
a row of linden trees, a holly hedge and planting beds filled with flowers, and herbs which are regularly used by the White House chefs.