The White House revealed the newly renovated Rose Garden Saturday ahead of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden to reveal theme for White House's annual holiday decor Monday RNC pushes back against call for chair's resignation over LGBT outreach Trump Tower bar selling presidential cocktail with side of Diet Coke, beef sliders MORE’s speech there Tuesday for the Republican National Convention.
New flowers appeared to be planted in the area, most of which was cleared out for the stage or podium she will use to speak.
First look at the refreshened Rose Garden, from where First Lady Melania Trump will speak at the convention Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/WowbDRfkGB— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 22, 2020
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the White House press pool as to how much the renovations cost, though it did confirm that the funds were obtained by private donations.
The National Park Service oversees the care and upkeep of the White House’s outdoor spaces.
The use of the White House for convention events has sparked criticism from bipartisan lawmakers who say the setting is inappropriate for a campaign event.