In a Donald Trump presidential administration filled with one shocking travesty after another, former First Lady Melania Trump’s stark and color-free “redesign” of the famed White House Rose Garden was one that so many people were heartbroken over.
Now a petition on Change.org is begging First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff to restore the garden to its former glory, before Melania Trump had her team rip up decades old trees and flowers from it.
The garden was first designed and restored by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960’s after years of neglect. The Change.org petition also showed a photo with the stark contrast between how the garden once looked with how it appears today.
The petition reads, “In 2019, Melania Trump had the cherry trees, a gift from Japan, removed as well as the rest of the foliage and replaced with a boring tribute to herself. Jackie’s legacy was ripped away from Americans who remembered all that the Kennedy’s meant to us.” It continued, “We want Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff to take this on and restore the Rose Garden to Jackie’s original design.”