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White House Rose Garden renovation by Melania Trump

Melania Trump's redesign of the Rose Garden at the White House features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features images of the Rose Garden at the White House following a recent makeover by first lady Melania Trump.

Created with landscape architecture firms Perry Guillot and Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, the first lady redesigned the Rose Garden with a look that combines largely green shrubbery with white and pastel flowers.

The move angered some on social media who described it as "upsetting" and the result "an uninteresting patch of lawn".

But not everyone agrees. One Dezeen reader said, "Melania Trump could announce the cure for cancer and people would complain about it."

Island Rest holiday home in Isle of Wight designed by Ström Architects
Island Rest is a black-timber holiday home on the English coast

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a holiday home by Ström Architects in the Isle of Wight, a spandex sanitary pouch for women in the armed forces and details of BIG's plan to build three islands off the shore of Penang Island in Malaysia.

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