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.