Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

#3 of 7 in Nature in Washington DC
National Park · Hidden Gem · Garden
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens is a National Park Service site located in the north eastern corner of Washington, D.C., and the Maryland state border. Nestled near the banks of the Anacostia River and directly west of the Baltimore–Washington Parkway, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens preserves a plethora of rare waterlilies and lotuses in the cultivated ponds near the river. The park also contains the Kenilworth Marsh, the largest remaining tidal marsh in Washington, D.C., and an adjacent recreational area.

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  • Beautiful gardens hidden right in the middle of the city! We went mid September and saw just a few lilies and a couple Lotus blooms, so most flowering was finished for the year. I look forward to...  more »
  • We visited during the Lotus & Water Lily Festival in July. They were beautiful! It was really crowded at around 8:30 in the morning on a weekend - had to park about 10 minutes away. Worth the walk...  more »

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