I took the opportunity to visit the White House April 10, 2011 during the spring garden showing. The White House is only open to the public twice a year, in the spring and fall, so it becomes a very busy event.
We we’re able to see the South lawn and the Kitchen garden, though the Rose garden itself was blocked off and not yet blooming. The white house has a large water fountain on the South lawn and a single-hole golf course for practice. The Kitchen garden had several herbs growing while a nearby beehive buzzed noisily. Security was heavy as expected and secret service agents could be seen littered throughout the crowd. The weather was pleasant and overall the day was very rewarding.