The White House Garden
See how the White House Garden is mapped out, plant by presidential plant.
Download the garden layout
Garden Fun Facts
- The garden cost $200 to start just seven months ago and has already generated more than 700 pounds of produce.
- Fifteen volunteers a week, plus five full-time chefs, care for the 1100-square-foot space.
- The garden grows six types of lettuce along with greens and spinach, eight types of tomatoes plus tomatillos, and five types of cucumbers – plus dozens of other varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits.
- It's the first of its kind here since Eleanor Roosevelt's time.
- Near this spot is a one-of-a-kind bee-hive that has produced 134 pounds of honey.
- Fruits and vegetables that Thomas Jefferson grew at Monticello are growing in the White House garden.
Watch as all eight school chefs from Food Network's special episodes of Chopped tour Washington, D.C. and visit the first lady's White House garden.
Food Network Magazine asked the Obamas' chef for some healthful after-school snacks.