The Childrens' Garden in 2006, looking southeast (Erinzone)
Der Kinder Garten
Near the Tennis Court is the Children's Garden, a gift from President and Mrs. Johnson to the White House in 1968. The garden provides a secluded place for children to play in a wooded park-like area. The garden features a goldfish pond and a stayman winesap apple tree (suitable for children to climb). Tulips and grape hyacinth provide vibrant colors in the natural drifts of the garden.
Footprints and handprints of Presidents' children and grandchildren are embedded in the garden's paved pathway. George W Bush's children Barbara and Jenna Bush added their handprints during (their grandfather) President George H W Bush's administration.
Newly-inaugurated Barack Obama during a tour of the Childrens' Garden in 2009 (White House - Pete Souza)
The Childrens' Garden in 1992, looking northwest (HABS)
Handprints in the pavers, 1992, looking south (HABS)
Dedication plaque in the walkway
Handprints of Barbara and Jenna Bush, daughters of President George W Bush; who made them during their grandfather's (George HW Bush) administration
Handprints of John "Jebby" Bush, son of Florida Governor Jeb Bush; who made them during their grandfather's (George HW Bush) administration