Presidents and their families have enjoyed flowers grown in the White House Gardens for more than 200 years. In about 1818, President James Monroe hired the first White House gardener who planted rose gardens near the house. Gardeners continued planting various species of roses and flowers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy invited Rachel Lambert Mellon to re-design the Rose Garden where today roses and boxwood are joined by many flowering plants, including the dramatic crab apples that burst forth in the spring.
Our Flower Gardens at the White House bag collection by designer Anna Griffin mixes Griffin's exquisite patterns with the rich history of the White House gardens. This all-purpose tote has two handles and a main pocket, with Anna Griffin's signature emblem adorning the front.
About Anna Griffin
Anna Griffin Decorative Papers, a line of beautiful papers and accessories for the scrapbook and paper crafting market, launched in 2011. Since then, Griffin has expanded her design beyond the paper market, but her design philosophy remains constant. She has become a recognized authority when it comes to translating exquisite patterns evocative of old world style into modern, mix-and-match designs. As a result, there are currently over 1,000 Anna Griffin licensed products available from a number of popular brand leaders.