U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration from the Rose Garden. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

No matter what your party affiliation,

White House Fall Garden Tours are open to you!

If you have ever watched the president give a speech from the rose garden just to see what was going on with the landscaping, then these tours are for you. Stops on the tours, which usually occur only twice a year in the spring and fall, feature the Rose Garden as well as the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden and the first lady’s famed kitchen garden.

Dates for the fall tours are Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No matter what time you want to go, plan to be at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion before 8 a.m. the day of the tour to secure a timed ticket. The tickets are free and the only way to get one is to stand in line as they are distributed, one per person beginning at 8 a.m.

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