President Calvin Coolidge
President Calvin Coolidge planted the first commemorative oak during the Christmas
holidays shortly after The Cloister opened its doors.
President Dwight Eisenhower
This oak was planted after President Eisenhower was elected, in honor of the visit he and Mrs. Eisenhower made to Sea Island in 1946.
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard
Queen Juliana and her husband Prince Bernhard spent Easter weekend on Sea Island and added an oak to the grounds.
President Gerald Ford
After his term of office, President Ford planted a commemorative oak while visiting as a guest of honor at a meeting and golf tournament at Sea Island.
President Jimmy Carter
President Carter assembled his first cabinet at The Cloister shortly after being elected in 1976. Accompanied by Mrs. Carter, he returned to plant an oak in July 1981.
President George H.W. Bush
President Bush planted a commemorative oak while he and Mrs. Bush were vacationing
in 1991 at The Cloister, site of their 1945 honeymoon.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Mrs. Thatcher planted an oak while visiting as a guest speaker.
President George W. Bush
During the G8 Summit he hosted on Sea Island, President Bush planted a commemorative oak close to his father’s.
Prime Minister Tony Blair
The British Prime Minister and his wife planted a commemorative oak during their visit
for the G8 Summit.
President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, planted an oak during a visit to Sea Island to play golf.