Top 5 Places to See DC Metro Area Flower Blooms This Spring
Looking for the perfect spot for a spring date or family adventure but don’t want to get bogged down by the crowds? This spring, get off the beaten path with unique D.C.-area flower-spotting jaunts. We’re counting down our favorites below.
#5: Tilden Woods Stream Valley Park
This protected 66-acre stream valley habitat is the perfect place for an afternoon hike among some of the region’s most unforgettable wildflowers. Plus, it’s only steps from downtown Rockville as well as our Chapman Row at Twinbrook Metro community. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, several miles of rugged trails make for the perfect getaway for the adventurous folks looking to get well off the beaten path.
#4: Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park
An expansive 156-acre park, this area is also rich with Civil War history. If you’re looking for a more in-depth park experience, you can take part in the upcoming special events, including a spring nature hike on March 24 and a moonlit night hike on April 20. Residents of nearby Willowsford Grant can experience all of this natural wonder and upcoming events with ease.
#3: The Fred J. Archibald Audubon Society
Moments from our Landsdale community in Monrovia, MD, this sanctuary contains miles of trails that cross through meadows, streams and forests. Birds and butterfly species gather in this protected environment, including many on their paths returning from southern migration during the warm spring months. The society also holds bi-monthly naturalist-led walks for a guided, informational excursion.
#2: Black Hill Regional Park
As the residents of Cabin Branch can tell you, there’s no place quite like Black Hill Regional Park. Within its bounds, there are more than 20 miles of hard and natural-surface trails, perfect for biking, hiking and riding your way into the heart of all things blooming. There are also boat rentals, Zagster Bike Share stations and reservable picnic stations to fully immerse yourself in the park’s natural beauty.
#1: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
This floral wonderland is spread out across 95 stunning acres. Marvel at the expansive Piedmont hills, visit the indoor tropical garden within the walls of the world-class Atrium or check out the sculpture nestled within the beautiful scenery — all just moments from our beautiful West Grove community.
Looking to find the home of your dreams close to all of this untapped natural beauty? Check out our communities across the D.C. metro area and find your perfect place to call home.
How to visit and enter these homes without an appointment:
- Look for the COME ON IN! sign on a participating home.
- Download and use the NterNow app on your smartphone to get a one-time access code — or simply call the phone number on the sign.
- Enter the access code on the lock and that’s it! Just walk in and enjoy your tour.
- When you’re ready to leave, simply close the door behind you.