Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens is a favorite spot of ours which we have visited frequently but never when the lotus flowers were in bloom. Well, until now.
And it was OK — having a new phone helped — but we have not, in fact, been missing much except for the crowds. April is still the best month to visit, especially for those suffering from trypophobia. Not to be confused with trypanophpobia, as the Wikipedia article notes helpfully.
Pictured below is Nelumbo lutea, or the American lotus, North America’s only native lotus species.