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2018 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts

The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 21, 2018

The green buds are just starting to poke through, and unusually warm weather is coaxing…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 14, 2018

There's not much to see on the trees yet, but things will start picking up…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 31, 2018

The short version is that there's still not much to report. The cherry trees are…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 19, 2018

The first update in the 2018 Cherry Blossom Watch! For now, the Tidal Basin is…

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2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 15. The…

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Reader Photos 2017 | Part 3

This is the final installment of reader photos for this year. Thanks to all who…

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Reader Photos 2017 | Part 2

This is part 2 of the reader photos for the 2017 bloom.

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Reader Photos 2017 | Part 1

Here are some great photos of 2017’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update / Kwanzan Edition: April 4, 2017

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are close to blooming, and warm temperatures in coming days will…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 4, 2017

The cherry blossoms are on their last legs now, but there are still some holdouts…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 31, 2017

The cherry blossoms are past their prime now and well on their way out. The…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2017

They're still going strong, and with the sun finally coming out it's a gorgeous spring…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 28, 2017

Now that we're at three days after the peak bloom day, the cherry blossoms are…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2017

The cherry blossoms reached peak bloom yesterday. As expected, the bloom this year is a…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update / Kwanzan Edition: March 26, 2017

The Kwanzans are now showing green buds, the first of the visible development stages. Warm…

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NPS Says that DC’s Cherry Blossoms Reached Peak Bloom Today: March 25

The NPS said this afternoon that the cherry blossoms reached peak bloom today, March 25.…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 25, 2017

They're looking great this morning, and they'll look even better as the weekend warms up…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 24, 2017

They're looking good now and will look better and better each day through at least…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2017

Some of them are blooming fully now. Most of them need a kick of warmth…

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Using Drones at the Tidal Basin

If you're tempted to take photos or video of the cherry blossoms from a drone--or…

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Parking for the Cherry Blossoms

If driving remains your best option, here are a few ideas on where to park…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 22, 2017

They're not yet in full bloom, but they've taken a big step in that direction…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2017

The cherry blossoms are finally coming out to play, and it looks like it's shaping…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 20, 2017

It's a beautiful morning to kick off spring, and more cherry blossoms are starting to…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 19, 2017

The cherry blossoms are gearing up for another attempt at the bloom. There are flowers…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 18, 2017

No new photos today, but some useful information came in late yesterday about the NPS's…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 17, 2017

That should be the last of the very cold nights, at least for a while.…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 16, 2017

Where there should be white and pink there's now a lot of brown. Many of…

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Cherry Blossom Watch / Kwanzan Edition: March 16, 2017

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are much earlier in their development and look to be riding…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 15, 2017

They're taking a beating now and damage is becoming more widespread. While there's still a…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2017

The cherry blossoms don't seem to be able to catch a break. As if freezing…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 13, 2017

Not much change since yesterday. Another cold night. Some of the blossoms are clearly struggling…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 12, 2017

It's still cold, with much more to come. While most of the cherry blossoms are…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 11, 2017

So far, so good. There's not a lot of visual evidence of damage from the…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 10, 2017

Many of the trees are a few warm days away from full bloom. But we're…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 9, 2017

As expected, the warm weather yesterday coaxed a few more flowers out. It's still not…

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NPS Revises Peak Bloom Forecast: Now March 19-22

Late this afternoon the NPS revised their peak bloom prediction. Colder than expected temperatures forecast…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 8, 2017

A few more trees have started popping their first flowers, although it's still only very…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 7, 2017

The cool weather of the past few days brought things to a crawl, but now…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 6, 2017

After a chilly weekend, there's not much change in the trees. A small handful of…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 3, 2017

A small handful of trees are starting to flower, but most of them still have…

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National Park Service has Announced Their First Peak Bloom Prediction for 2017

The experts at the National Park Service have announced their peak bloom prediction for 2017:…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 1, 2017

More flowers are out on the indicator tree, and a handful of different varieties of…

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Sunrise and Sunset Times at the Tidal Basin | March 2017

If you're heading down to take photos of the cherry blossoms at sunrise or sunset,…

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Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Have Posted their First Peak Bloom Prediction for 2017

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has issued their first peak bloom prediction for 2017:…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 28, 2017

There's going to be a flurry of activity over the coming days, with new peak…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 27, 2017

There's been noticeable development on many of the trees, and the first flowers are even…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 24, 2017

It's still warm, warm, warm. And most of the trees now have green buds coming…

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Climate Change and the Cherry Blossoms

The National Park Service has put together a video on the topic of how climate…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 20, 2017

It certainly feels like spring, with warm temperatures and clear skies. And it's starting to…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 13, 2017

It's sunny and windy. The warmer than normal temperatures we're still seeing--and expect to see…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 6, 2017

It feels like spring today, with blue skies, warm sun, and still conditions. And it…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 30, 2017

We had a little snow last night. Just enough to be pretty without causing any…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 21, 2017

There's not much new to report since the last update, although temperatures have remained warmer…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 16, 2017

There's not much to see yet, and it's been a fairly unremarkable winter, but we're…

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Cherry Blossoms in November?

Yes, it happens, even as the leaves are turning reddish-brown and falling off. There are…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: Fall 2016 Edition

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are also looking very colorful at the moment,…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 16, 2016

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms along East Potomac Park, Hains Point, near the George Mason Memorial,…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 9, 2016

Thanks to the wintry weather we've had recently, most of the Kwanzan cherry blossoms still…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update (Kwanzan Edition): April 7, 2016

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms around East Potomac Park and the FDR Memorial haven't fully popped…

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Reader Photos 2016 // Part 2

Photos of 2016's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch…

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Reader Photos 2016 // Part 1

Photos of 2016's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 2, 2016

The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. There are a few late stragglers still hanging…

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The Floral Library

Consisting mostly of several varieties of colorful tulips, the Floral Library is located at the…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 1, 2016

There are still flowers on the trees, even if they're well past their prime. At…

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Ultra-High Resolution Panorama of the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

An ultra-high resolution 3-gigapixel panorama of Washington DC's Tidal Basins with the cherry blossoms in…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 30, 2016

The trees are still looking lovely. When you get a up close you can certainly…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2016

There's still plenty to see at the Tidal Basin. Yesterday's rain and wind did take…

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Timelapse of Yoshino Cherry Blossoms Blooming

Timelapse footage of Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming. It captures about a week of their development…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 28, 2016

It's a wet, rainy morning. While the rain will clear out soon, we'll then be…

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Cherry Blossoms in 360°

For those who aren't able to make it in person this year, here's a 360°…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2016

It's a sparkling spring morning at the Tidal Basin, and the cherry blossoms and the…

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NPS Says Cherry Blossoms Reached Peak Bloom Today

The NPS said this afternoon that peak bloom was reached today, March 25.

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Tips for Taking Young Kids to the Cherry Blossoms

Some tips for taking young kids to see the cherry blossoms.

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 25, 2016

The Yoshino cherry blossoms are in full bloom right now, and it will be prime…

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Does Rain (or Storms) Affect the Cherry Blossoms?

Rain, wind, and even scattered storms are pretty common in DC in the spring. So…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 24, 2016

It looks like we might hit peak bloom later today, and it'll be prime viewing…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2016

It's shaping up to be a beautiful day for cherry blossom viewing. Not all the…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 22, 2016

More flowers are coming out, and it won't take much for them to starting popping…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2016

It's a cool morning at the Tidal Basin, but ended up being a clear sunrise.…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 20, 2016

It doesn't feel much like the first day of spring, but there are more cherry…

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Monuments of the Tidal Basin

Here's a quick guide to the monuments you might come across as you wander amongst…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 18, 2016

It's another beautiful morning at the Tidal Basin, and since yesterday it has become much…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 17, 2016

The indicator tree is in full bloom, and there are handful of others that are…

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NPS Revises Peak Bloom Forecast Again

The National Park Service has revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast for a second time.

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 15, 2016

It's another cool and drizzly morning at the Tidal Basin. The indicator tree has more…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2016

It's cool and damp at the Tidal Basin, but the very first blossoms are starting…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 13, 2016

Even in the past few days there's been some clear development as the buds race…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 11, 2016

We've had record-setting warm temperatures the past few days, and it's accelerating the development of…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 9, 2016

It's a sunny, still, and spring-like morning on the Tidal Basin. Yesterday the peak bloom…

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NPS Revises its Peak Bloom Forecast

The National Park Service today revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast in light of forecasts…

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Washington Post Capital Weather Gang Issue Peak Bloom Prediction

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang have issued their prediction for the 2016 cherry blossom…

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Cherry Blossom Photo Tours

If you're looking improve your photography skills, a hands-on photo tour of the cherry blossoms…

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Family or Engagement Photos with the Cherry Blossoms – Local Professional Photographers

Looking to hire a professional photographer for family, engagement, or portrait photos with the cherry…

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NPS Issues First Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecast for 2016

At a press conference this morning the National Park Service issued their first cherry blossoms…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 2, 2016

It's a sunny but cold and windy morning on the Tidal Basin. I've also included…

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Cherry Blossom Paddle Boat Reservations

Paddle boats on the Tidal Basin offer a unique way to take in the view…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 28, 2016

It's a gorgeous spring morning with hardly a cloud in the sky. With the month…

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Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 21, 2016

We've had a bit of a mixed bag with the weather, but overall we're still…

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