One of the most stunning places to see magnolia flowers in DC is Rawlins Park. In addition to the Smithsonian Gardens, I love stopping by Rawlins in Foggy Bottom at the start of spring for photos full of pink.
Lining the park is magnolia trees that surround a statue of General John A. Rawlins. Best of all, it’s easy to get to when wondering DC since it’s just a few blocks from the White House.
Sadly the fountain in the middle has been empty for quite some time, but overall, it’s a great spot to photography in Washington DC.Rawlins Park on Google Maps