First lady Melania Trump confirmed that Michelle Obama's garden will live on under the new administration.
"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," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a spokesperson for the first lady, released in a statement to CNN.
See photos of Michelle Obama gardening with students at the White House
According to reports, Trump spent Saturday morning at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie Abe. During the tour, Trump touted the health benefits and physical beauty that a well-kept garden can offer.
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"Both our countries histories and cultures are steeped in the nurture and nature of gardening," Trump said in a statement, CNN reports. "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."
During her tenure as First Lady, Michelle Obama championed health and nutritional foods. "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," Obama stated at a dedication for the White House garden in 2016, according to Politico.
Obama planted the White House garden in the South Lawn in 2009. And spanning 1,700 square feet, it marks the first major vegetable garden at the White House since former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden in 1943.