White Houses reveals newly renovated Rose Garden

The White House revealed the newly renovated Rose Garden Saturday ahead of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Early in-person voting kicks off in Florida | Biden lays low to prep for debate | Trump rips Fauci on call with campaign staff Melania Trump to appear at Pennsylvania rally Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event 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.