2021 Cherry Blossom Watch

Cherry Blossom Watch Update / Kwanzan Edition: April 12, 2021

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are in full bloom and looking beautiful.
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Reader Photos 2021 | Part 2

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 2.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 7, 2021

The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are mostly done now. You can still find plenty of flowers, and some trees have more than others. But most of them are on their last legs.
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Reader Photos 2021 | Part 1

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1--more to come.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 5, 2021

The cherry blossoms are past their prime now, some trees have lost more petals than others, and green leaves are coming through. But there are still plenty of blossoms out, and they're still looking lovely.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 2, 2021

The cherry blossoms are past their prime now but have held up well so far against the rain, wind, and cold.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 30, 2021

The cherry blossoms are still going strong and looking beautiful. Yesterday's wind didn't affect them much. It's only when you look at them up very close that you can see that they're just starting to get that papery look as they start moving past their prime.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2021

A fast-moving storm last night was followed by a windy night. And it was still cool and breezy this morning. The wind hasn't had much effect on the cherry blossoms--it's knocked a few petals off, but not many, and the flowers are looking strong. The magnolias haven't fared as quite as well, but they're...
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2021

There are quite a few cherry blossoms out now. The vast majority aren't quite there yet, but as you walk around the Tidal Basin, it's easy to find at least some flowers out and the occasional early-blooming whole tree. And the saucer magnolias are in bloom and looking wonderful.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2021

The cherry buds are coming along nicely now, and there's been quite a bit of change since last week. Some of the white petals are starting to poke through. The NPS judged that 70 percent of them had reached the "extension of florets" stage as of yesterday.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 16, 2021

The very warm weather of this past week added a jolt of energy to the buds. They've been coming along nicely since then, with more florets becoming visible, but still have a way to go before we start seeing blossoms.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 7, 2021

Some green buds are starting to come through, but they're not yet on the majority of the trees. A warm week coming up with push things along.
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NPS Issues Initial Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Prediction for 2021

The National Park Service has issued their initial peak bloom forecast for the the 2021 bloom. They expect them to reach bloom between April 2 and 5.
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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 1, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Cherry Blossom Watch! It's a wet, soggy morning at the Tidal Basin, and the buds still have some work to do.
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2022 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts

The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2022.
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Where to Stay in Washington DC for the Cherry Blossoms

Some local recommendations on where to stay if you're visiting from out of town to see the cherry blossoms.
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