White House Garden Tours Photos Show Vegetables, Idyllic April Weather, Bo The First Dog

04/15/2013 01:29 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2013
AP

WASHINGTON -- Sequester didn't stop visitors from enjoying a perfect, sunny mid-April stroll through the White House gardens this past weekend. The 2013 spring White House Garden Tours went on as planned, despite federal budget cuts that have put a hold on tours of the White House itself.

Twice a year the White House invites the public to walk through and photograph the Rose Garden, the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the South Lawn of the White House and the White House Kitchen Garden. Bo the dog made an appearance at this year's tour, too, according to the Obama Foodorama blog, as did a big family of mallard ducks.

Click through the slideshow for more photos from the 2013 spring White House Garden Tours:

White House Spring Garden Tour

And check out the slideshow below to see John F. Kennedy addressing the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers, one of the country's first female members of Congress at a 1926 garden party, Michelle Obama planting veggies and other moments from the White House gardens:

2012 White House Garden Tour

The fall garden tour dates have not yet to be announced.

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