Jonathan Pliska “A Garden for the President” Book Signing in November

Jonathan Pliska is signing copies of “A Garden for the President” in DC this month.


Fri, November 22, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
White House History Shop
1610 H Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
United States

About the Author:

Jonathan Pliska is the author.

About the Book:

Released to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service this new and comprehensive illustrated history of the White House grounds is presented in four parts: I: An introduction to the site with a discussion of the relationship between the house and its landscape. II: A geographical survey of the grounds and gardens beginning with the North and continuing to the East, South, and West. III: The story of how the gardens have been used through time including public access; first family recreation and entertaining; agricultural uses; and wartime uses, such as the troop encampment during the Civil War. And IV: A look at what has been grown on the grounds including the history of the greenhouses, flowers and ornamental gardening, and the trees. Insets will feature commemorative trees planted by presidents and specific stories of the specimen trees.

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