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.
After making such a delicious and simple meal with my garden-fresh summer squash, I decided the trek home would again be worth my while in order to get my hands on another great veggie: white eggplant. While both kinds are great when grown in your own backyard, the white eggplant variety produces many more individual eggplants--the above 5 are just a quarter of what is on the plant on any given day.
The Obamas’ chef and nutrition policy adviser Sam Kass is stepping down this month. Here are six things, in addition to cooking for the first family five nights a week, that Kass accomplished during his six years in the White House.
Ina Garten chats about her visit to Washington, D.C. and the White House in her new special Barefoot in Washington, premiering on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1|12c.
Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.