White Houses reveals newly renovated Rose Garden

The White House revealed the newly renovated Rose Garden Saturday ahead of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Memo: Specter of vaccine hesitancy rises after J&J blow Trump says Prince Philip's death an 'irreplaceable loss' for UK Twitter will not allow Trump account archive on platform 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.


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.