Cherry Blossom Watch
It ended up being an early bloom, but not exceptionally so. During a warm January and February, it looked like the bloom might come much earlier than it did.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2023’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is the final installment for this year.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2023’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 3.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2023’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 2.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2023’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1–more to come.
The cherry blossoms are well past their prime now and not looking nearly as fresh and full as they were in full bloom. But it's still easy to find plenty of flowers out on individual trees.
We're now a week after peak bloom, and the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are still looking beautiful. But if you look up close, they're moving past their prime now, and there's a lot more cherry blossom “snow” on the ground.
We're four days past peak bloom now, and the cherry blossoms are still looking magnificent. The rain over the weekend didn't bother them much at all.
The cherry blossoms reached peak bloom yesterday. And they should be looking beautiful at least into next week.
The NPS has determined that the cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom today. And they're looking wonderful!
We're getting very close to peak bloom now. There are still a number of trees that have only really just started to open. But the warmer temperatures into tomorrow should do the trick and give them a jolt of energy.
More cherry blossoms have come out, and they're on track to hit peak sometime over the next day or two.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin aren't yet in full bloom, but a few warmer days coming up will bring many more flowers out. So they should be in full bloom by the end of this week.
There are plenty of trees flowering now, and they're looking quite pretty. But there are also plenty yet to open (or fully open). So we're still a warm day or two away from peak bloom and their full display.
Warmer temperatures yesterday brought more flowers out. Another warm day today will bring out even more.
After some cold and blustery days, it's feeling far more spring-like today. And temperatures to match, climbing into the 60s today and tomorrow. That's going to bring out a lot more flowers over the next few days.
Cold temperatures have slowed progress, but warmer temps are coming. The NPS tweaked have their peak bloom prediction.
There's still a very wide spread of development stages, with more blossoms gradually opening.
The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2023.
Some local recommendations on where to stay if you're visiting from out of town to see the cherry blossoms.
The 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 18 to April 16.
If driving remains your best option, here are a few ideas on where to park when going to the cherry blossoms.
Consisting mostly of several varieties of colorful tulips, the Floral Library is located at the northeast corner of the Tidal Basin.
Some tips for taking young kids to see the cherry blossoms.
Rain, wind, and even scattered storms are pretty common in DC in the spring. So this is a question that comes up often during cherry blossom season.
Here's a quick guide to the monuments you might come across as you wander amongst the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Looking to hire a professional photographer for family, engagement, or portrait photos with the cherry blossoms? Here are some recommendations.
Paddle boats on the Tidal Basin offer a unique way to take in the view of the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
The 2023 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race is scheduled for April 2, 2023. Here's a rundown of the impact on visiting the cherry blossoms.
The so-called indicator tree reliably blooms a week to ten days ahead of most of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. Here's how to find it.
Here's a timeline of what to expect from roughly a week before the peak bloom to about a week after.
The short answer is that there's no easy answer. On average, the peak bloom occurs sometime around the last week or so of March through the first week or so of April. But precisely when during that period varies year to year. So here's the longer version.
Information on the best ways to get down to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms, including by Metro, by car, and by bike.
So what exactly is “peak bloom” anyway? When does it happen? And does it matter?
Yoshino cherry blossoms have long been heavy in symbolism in their native Japan. They have come to have their own symbolism here.
Crowds are an integral part of Washington DC's cherry blossom season. But there are ways you can avoid them and still see flowers.