People Have Strong Feelings About Melania Trump’s White House Rose Garden Renovation
Right now, the hot topic on the table is garden design, and specifically, Melania Trump’s redesign of the White House’s Rose Garden. Until recently, the Rose Garden had not undergone a renovation since President Kennedy decided that he wanted the Rose Garden to look as magnificent as the gardens he saw in Europe.
Melania’s idea was to take the garden back to its roots. Gone are the cherry trees and brightly colored blooms. Now, the garden is more subdued with flowers in pastel colors and the addition of a walking path.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 22, 2020
Many people are attacking Melania’s garden redesign on social media.
Chopping down the cherry trees because they’re symbols of honesty. Replacing the multicolored flowers because they’re symbols of diversity. Sidewalk installed because 45* can’t walk on grass. Don’t want him falling over into the WHITE ONLY flowerbed. pic.twitter.com/Ybnzx1HMKM
— ForkingSickOfTheGOPHypocrisy (@scarebaby) August 22, 2020
It’s ugly. No color, no diversity, no character. It’s boring. Washington is known for it’s cherry tree’s, you removed them. Decorating is not your forte, stop trying. From the God awful Christmas décor to the rose garden, you are not capable.
— Madeline ~ (@MaddiMatilda) August 24, 2020
I don’t know what you were thinking! It was stunning year round! Yours is white, cold stark and too perfect. It’s still a house not a museum! Ruined imo. I’m glad Jackie can’t see this. She would be devastated. pic.twitter.com/lRZwCUQMwv
— Emmyjo (@Road_trippn) August 24, 2020
Then, there are those who love the redesign calling it “stately” and pointing out that the addition of the sidewalk makes it accessible for people in wheelchairs.
Dear First Lady Melania Trump,The Rose Garden is Beautiful. Thank you for recognizing the historical importance to this part of the WH grounds. Can’t wait to see it in full bloom in the Spring.
— III% LibertyPatriot 🇺🇸 (@RBesier) August 24, 2020
I think it is beautiful. Clean, simple, elegant. “Stately”. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in assuring that it was accessible to people with disabilities. Just Thank you for your time and talent. @FLOTUS Melania Trump.❤️
— Hondo’s Daughter (@LisaSmi42577075) August 24, 2020
What do you think about the renovated Rose Garden? Do you think it looked better before or after?