These Washington DC Gardens Are At Their Prime Right Now
With beautiful blooms every color of the rainbow, our Washington DC gardens are at their very best this month as spring is in full force! If you want to see them up close, you don’t have to venture far – there are lots of gardens near our Wray apartments that are ripe for exploring.
This weekend, get off the couch and instead, get some fresh air at some of these photo-worthy gardens that are only a short drive from home. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a walk in and enjoy the sunshine!
Enid A. Haupt Garden, located at 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC which is nine minutes from your Wray apartment, is a four-acre garden between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue that has provided a welcomed respite for Smithsonian visitors since it opened in 1987 as part of the redesigned Castle quadrangle.
Composed of the Parterre, the Moongate Garden, and the Fountain Garden, the Haupt Garden’s design brings together the cultures and architecture of the surrounding museums and buildings. While wandering its brick paths, admire the parterre and hanging baskets, or enjoy the sound of splashing fountains.
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, located at 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC which is 18 minutes from your Wray apartment, is home to both cultivated and historic water gardens. It offers a vast wild wetland, displaying a unique beauty that includes some of the original tidal freshwater wetlands that characterized the area before the city was built.
Open 362 days a year, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens welcomes visitors with blanketed white snow in winter, fresh green sprouts in spring, lush green hot summers, and painted foliage during the fall. There are a variety of activities and experiences for all to enjoy here throughout the year!
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
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