Spring is almost here and I can’t wait for the warm weather. I love flowers, photography, and scenic walks. So, I am going to share with you, three picture-worthy parks in the northern Virginia area. I hope you find time this year to visit.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located in Vienna, Virginia. The large, beautiful landscape here is a great area for photography. Not only is this garden picture-worthy, there are different areas to visit such as the fairy garden and the Korean bell garden. What I find fascinating about this hidden-gem is the Gazebo over the lake, that looks over the giant kois and turtles. It is a very well-kept, beautiful garden with a variety of plants and flowers. Meadowlark Botanical gardens is worth the trip if you are in the area. Pricing information and their policies can be found on their website.
Green Spring Gardens is located in Alexandria, Virginia. I often went for a walk here when I was on maternity leave and in need of fresh air. The smooth pathway is very stroller friendly. I went during the day in the morning, so it was really quiet and peaceful. Inside the visitor center is a small gift shop and a library, that consists of a small selection of books related to botany.
Huntley Meadow Park is located in Alexandria, Virginia. The zigzag pathway over the wetlands gives an open, breathtaking view of the natural habitat. When I discovered this park and walked along the trail, I did not know what was is in store ahead by the wetlands. I think the is what made this visit so much better – the unexpected view! Along the zigzag path, you will spot many species of birds and a terrific view of the forest. This park has the longest walk out of all three that I have mentioned. What I like about visiting this park, is that I am so close to home, yet I feel like I am not in the city for a moment because it is peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle.
Thanks for reading! I hope you find time soon to visit one of these three parks in northern Virginia!