Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Blossoms of Spring

The Japanese cherry blossoms arrive faithfully each spring on the north shore of Druid Lake. The Yoshino whites come in March and the Kanzan pinks in April. Better be prompt, since the petals drop soon in a short and glorious period near the Latrobe Pavilion. The show is less crowded than the famous Cherry Blossom Festival at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.. The informal Druid panorama is a charming, soft setting between large trees on one side and the lake on the other. Friends of Druid Hill Park, a non-profit promoter of the park’s wonders, won a ban of cars on the 1.4 mile road around the lake where walkers, runners, bicyclists relish quiet time.

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