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Melania Trump to preserve Michelle Obama's vegetable garden at the White House

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Emmy Griffiths
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First Lady Melania Trump has confirmed that she will maintain the White House vegetable garden, which was originally created by Michelle Obama. The senior advisor to the First Lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff released a statement to CNN about her plans, which read: "As a mother and as the First Lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden."

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Melania spent time with the wife of Japanese Prime Minister, Akie Abe, at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Florida, and spoke about the importance of gardening in both of their cultures. "Both our countries histories and cultures are steeped in the nurture and nature of gardening," she said. "Having knowledge of different cultures and customs is a wonderful way to learn and to explore. Gardening teaches us the fundamentals in care and the evolution of living things, all while inspiring us to nurture our minds and to relax and strengthen our bodies."

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Melania will be moving into the White House at the end of the school year

Michelle had previously spoken about her hopes for future families at the White House to maintain the garden. According to Politico, she said: "I take great pride in knowing that this little garden will live on as a symbol of the hopes and dreams we all hold of growing a healthier nation for our children. I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have." The wife of Donald Trump recently confirmed plans to move into the White House after their son Barron completed the school year. "Mrs. Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling into the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime," the statement read. "Mrs. Trump is honoured to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of the First Lady very seriously."

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