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Photos from PoPville – Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

by Prince Of Petworth June 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm 8 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

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  • g

    this place is dc’s best kept secret. such a shame that not too many people have been there. it’s amazing. you feel like you’re far far away from dc when there. hidden gem.

  • nw_dc_1988

    Are these recent pictures? I’ve always wanted to go when they are in bloom! Anyone know if they are/how long they last?

    • saf

      They bloom in July. Here, their website: http://www.nps.gov/keaq/index.htm

    • Monroe

      Also make sure you go when it is cool (ie mornings). The lotus bloom will close when it gets hot.

    • Caroline

      Yes, they’re from yesterday! Lots of buds still, so I’d expect there’d be even more blossoms in a week or two. The Lotus & Water Lily Festival isn’t until July 19th so I think they’d be around until at least then. The flowers close when it gets hot (high 80’s) so go early if it’s going to be a hot day.

  • Yes, the lotus and lilies are in bloom July through the first week of August. Mornings are the best time to visit since many flowers close in the mid-afternoon heat. Please also visit for the July 19 Water Lily and Lotus Cultural Festival – dance, music, art, food trucks, and exhibits! Don’t miss this hidden gem.

    • Anonymous

      +100 Love this place!!


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