Aug 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

White House debuts redesigned Rose Garden

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The new Rose Garden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The White House on Saturday unveiled its newly renovated Rose Garden, spearheaded by First Lady Melania Trump and the National Park Service, and funded by a series of private donations.

The state of play: The design reflects the garden's original layout. Noticeably missing are crabapple trees that had been on-site since the 1960s, but have been removed to an off-site gardening center for care and will eventually be replanted on White House grounds, per CNN's Kate Bennett.

What to watch: The first lady will deliver her speech for the Republican National Convention on Tuesday from the newly embellished green space.

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