More from Rideau Hall today, and I'm starting with some of the many ceremonial plantings of trees by dignitaries down through the decades. This look back towards the rose garden takes in the tree in the foreground, a silver maple planted by Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Two trees are planted close by, having had been planted by the Eisenhowers in 1953. The first, planted by Mamie, is a red maple. The second shot features the leaves of a sugar maple, planted by Ike.
This view takes in two sugar maples- the larger one is still the original, planted by Bess Truman in 1947. The smaller one beyond it must be a shoot from the original tree, as it has a plaque beneath it marking it as one planted by Harry Truman at the same time.
Another tree planted here back in the day is this red oak, planted during a visit by Richard Nixon in 1972.
The manor, which has been greatly expanded from its earliest days when it was a McKay family home, is partially open to the public for tours. At present, the large fountain that stands out front has been removed, and some work is being done. It appears to be a replacement of the pipes for the fountain itself, which is due to be finished in November. Tours have been moved to an alternate entrance in the meantime.