Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Lotuses Blooming at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC

Summer is a great time to visit the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. The gardens are located just off Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast DC. It’s just a short drive from downtown, so prepare to drive or take an Uber.

Additionally the gardens are easily accessible by bike via the Anacostia River Trail.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Lotus Flower Inside
Blooming lotus flower at Kenilworth Gardens

You’ll see plenty of insects and wildlife, including dragonflies, turtles, herons and ducks.

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are famous for their Lotus flowers which usually reach peak bloom for two weeks in min-July.

Best of all the Aquatic Gardens are free to visit, just be sure to get there early on busy days since the parking lot fills up quickly.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Google Maps

In addition to the main lotus ponds you’ll also find a short wooden walking path over the marsh.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Wooden Walkway

Photos of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in DC

Here are all of my photos from my trips to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

For more information about Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens check out their official website and Yelp page.

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  1. So much beauty comes through in your photos. I love nature photography and wildflowers. Actually all flowers, and your post just blew me away with what you were able to bring to life. It is like I am there looking at them. Great job, my favorite due to my interests. Keep inspiring us all with your great photos. Wish you could photograph my gardens. Over 30 different varieties of flowers, wildflowers and it is now Mushroom Land in the woods. Keep inspiring us all with your great photos.