When we think of Washington DC, besides politics, we think of the monuments, the cherry blossoms in April and the great museums, among many other beautiful, well known and interesting things. What it is not well known is the National Arboretum, a gorgeous expanse of land along the Anacostia River in Northeast Washington. It is one of my favorite destination year round and while the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin gets all of the attention, the magnolia trees at the Magnolia Collection section of the Arboretum put an amazing display of their own in early April. Later in April, it is the azaleas turn to dazzle the savvy visitor.
Whenever I see a magnolia tree about to bloom, I know it is time to visit the Arboretum. This year was no exception and during this visit I added to my collection of magnolia flowers pictures.
If you are in Washington in early April, don’t miss the magnolia flowers, as you wouldn’t want to miss the cherry blossoms. In addition to azaleas and magnolia flowers, there is an amazing bonsai garden, a pond, ferns, and many, many other amazing collection of plants and trees that you can enjoy any time of the year.