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Elements of the White House vegetable garden made their way across the pond for President and Mrs. Obama's visit to England.

The ceremonial gift exchange occurred at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and while some of the gifts had great historical significance, others included plants, seedlings and seeds from the White House kitchen garden to Prince Charles, a well known advocate for organic farming.

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The plants and seeds were packed in a hadcrafted wooden box made from the wood of a magnolia tree that came down on the White House grounds during the huge snowstorm of February, 2009.

The box also contained plants and seeds from the gardens at Monticello, the plantation home of Thomas Jefferson, and Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

The Obama's also gave the Prince and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, jars of honey from the White House beehive.

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