Lotus & Lily #PeakWeek

Imagine standing surrounded by a sea of lotus and water lilies. It's in you backyard and it's free. 

peak-week pink.png

Come to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens the week of July 22 and experience a truly unique peak bloom. Everything you could want to know about Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is in the NPS Cultural Landscapes report!

Open 9 am to 5 pm daily, the gardens are accessible by bike, Metro and canoe!

Is there a better reason to explore the Anacostia River watershed this week for the Year of the Anacostia?

The week includes:

Wednesday, July 25 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm

River Ride with the Anacostia Watershed Society
Take a pontoon ride on the Anacostia River and learn about the natural environment that surrounds the gardens. Online registration required.

Thursday, July 26 10 am – 2 pm

From Veteran to Water Gardener
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens was created by Civil War veteran W.B. Shaw. He started water gardening as a therapeutic hobby, which later grew into a thriving business. Veterans are encouraged to join us for an honorary day of fun at the gardens.

A DC Neighborhood by the Anacostia River: Kenilworth is a great read for history of the gardens and community.

Friday, July 27 7 – 9 pm

Park After Dark
Enjoy a unique ranger-led experience through the gardens. See night - blooming lilies, hear and spot wildlife that visit the park at night and experience the park after dark in this rare program.

Saturday, July 28 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jazz and Lily Pads
Bring a picnic and a blanket for a lovely evening of jazz at the gardens.