Some Finer Things of Life

A young professional resident of the Washington, DC metro area shares some of the finer things she encounters around her. The finer things in her life include a love of cooking and all things food as well as travel and adventure, be it local, regional, or further afield.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Today I discoved a great place for an afternoon tea! Okay - they don't have a cafe, but they have a few picnic tables for those wanting to pack and tote a snack.

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens were started in 1882 by a Civil War veteran. It borders the Anacostia River (in Northeast) and is a series of manmade ponds featuring different aquatic plant life as well as a boardwalk into the Kenilworth Marsh. A man with quite impressive photography equipment shared that mid-July is about the best time for a visit, when all of the lotus and lilies are in bloom. Walking along the dikes, we saw a myriad of birds, frogs, butterflies, and friendly insects as well as the pond plants. Another path takes visitors on a stroll along the Anacostia river.

A wonderful escape (and no entrance fee required) that I will definately be revisiting.


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