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Visit Michelle Obama’s garden, but leave balloons, mace at home

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Have a burning desire to see first lady Michelle Obama‘s famed vegetable garden?

Well, now you can.

According to a release, as part of the President and First Lady’s effort to open the People’s House to as many people as possible, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Vistors will be able to visit the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Not to be shortchanged, the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – will also be open to guests.

The event is free, but a ticket is required. Even small kids need tickets so don’t think you’re sneaking anyone through.

The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets NW on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets will be distributed — one ticket per person — on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Secret Service runs a tight ship, so some things are unacceptable. Epi-pens, glucose tablets, scooters, wheelchairs and strollers are fine. Some things that are not fine: Mace, tobacco, firecrackers, balloons, backpacks, animals (with the exception of guide dogs), anything pointed, knives and duffle bags.

If it rains, this event will not go down. Call here to find out: 202-456-7041.