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Updated Peak Bloom Date Prediction Announced

The National Park Service (NPS) today updated its prediction for the peak bloom dates for the blossoming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin. Based on bud development and expected temperatures, the NPS is now predicting that the trees will be begin peak bloom March 23-24. The peak bloom is defined as the period […]


SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration

A full day of family fun featuring performances and cultural crafts.


Walking and Biking

Walking One of the best ways to take in the sights of any city is by foot, and that’s especially true in Washington, DC at cherry blossom time. With the vitality of spring and pleasant weather, enjoy the trip to the blossoms by foot, with landmarks and statuesque monuments along the way. The cherry blossoms […]


Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions below. Questions about Cherry Blossoms When will the cherry blossom trees bloom? I want to see the cherry blossoms when they are in bloom. Which days should I plan my visit? When is the best time to see the cherry blossoms? Where are the cherry blossom trees located? How […]


2016 Bloom Watch

2016 Peak Bloom is predicted to start March 23-March 24  Average Peak Bloom Date: April 4 Exactly when the buds will open is not easy to predict and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before peak bloom. National Park Service horticulturists monitor five distinct stages of bud […]