2020 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts

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The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC's cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch 2020 Wrap Up

A wrap up of the curtailed 2020 DC cherry blossom season. See you again in 2021! Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 20, 2020

The warm temperatures since yesterday afternoon have brought any of the slower cherry blossoms out now. They're looking light and… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 19, 2020

The cherry blossoms are heading into full bloom, but they're not quite at peak yet. There are still plenty yet… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 18, 2020

The cherry blossoms area heading into full bloom now. They're not quite at peak, but they're starting to look fresh… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 16, 2020

The cherry blossoms are popping now. While you can find some trees in full bloom already, most of them are… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2020

The cherry blossoms are racing toward the puffy white stage, and some are beginning to pop. As you walk around… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 13, 2020

The warm temperatures are still speeding things along. The NPS determined that 70 percent of the trees were in the… Read More

NPS Revises Peak Bloom Prediction

The National Park Service has revised their 2020 cherry blossom peak bloom forecast. They now predict that they'll reach peak… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 11, 2020

Warm temperatures into the 70s are encouraging a cracking pace. If you look closely, you can see petals starting to… Read More

Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Revises Peak Bloom Prediction

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has revised their peak bloom prediction, bringing it forward five days. Their new prediction… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 10, 2020

The indicator tree, Weeping cherry blossoms, and saucer magnolias are in full bloom. And the Yoshinos have reached the extension… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 8, 2020

After a cooler few days, we're back into the unseasonably warm weather for the coming week. That's going to speed… Read More

NPS Reveals 2020 Peak Bloom Prediction

At a press conference this morning, the National Park Service revealed their initial peak bloom prediction for 2020. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 4, 2020

The indicator tree is just starting to flower, the saucer magnolias are starting, and peak bloom forecasts are coming out. Read More

Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Issue Peak Bloom Forecast

The Capital Weather Gang from the Washington Post announced their prediction of a peak bloom between March 25 and March… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 1, 2020

It's a beautifully clear and cool morning down at the Tidal Basin. The National Park Service said that the cherry… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 28, 2020

There are plenty of green buds now, and all indications are still pointing to an early bloom. The NPS will… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 22, 2020

There are some early green buds starting to poke through on some of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin,… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 15, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 DC Cherry Blossom Watch! It's a cold and crisp morning, a sharp break from the warm… Read More

Where to Stay in Washington DC for the Cherry Blossoms in 2020

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

Cherry Blossom Watch Update / Kwanzan Edition: April 12, 2019

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are coming into bloom. There are plenty around town that are in full bloom now. The… Read More

Reader Photos 2019 | Part 4

Here are some more of the beautiful photos of 2019’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 10, 2019

The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. You can still find flowers out, but they're fading fast. The good news,… Read More

Reader Photos 2019 | Part 3

Here are some more of the beautiful photos of 2019’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry… Read More

Reader Photos 2019 | Part 2

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2019’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Reader Photos 2019 | Part 1

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2019's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 7, 2019

The cherry blossoms are still looking pretty, especially from a distance, but up close it's becoming easier to tell that… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 6, 2019

The cherry blossoms are still looking lovely. They didn’t get through yesterday’s rain entirely unscathed--it did knock some petals off,… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 5, 2019

The rain we've been seeing today so far has only made a small dent, but it is making a dent. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 4, 2019

The cherry blossoms are still looking great, and while some of them are starting to look a bit fragile, very… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 3, 2019

Light rain showers yesterday through the late afternoon and evening had no real effect on the trees, and they're going… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 2, 2019

The cherry blossoms are going strong and looking stunning. If you look very closely at the flowers you can see… Read More

NPS Says the Cherry Blossoms Reached Peak Bloom Today, April 1

The arborists at the National Park Service have judged that the famous cherry blossoms reached peak bloom today, April 1.… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 1, 2019

It's a very pretty morning down at the Tidal Basin. Cool and breezy, but sparklingly clear. And the cherry blossoms… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 31, 2019

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom now. They're white and fluffy and billowing. This morning's weather isn't the ideal… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 30, 2019

The cherry blossoms are coming into full bloom, although there's still plenty of flowers yet to open. More and more… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2019

The cherry blossoms are really starting to come along now. They're not in full bloom yet, but many trees are… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 28, 2019

There's now no difficulty finding flowers out. Many of the trees have at least some flowers opening; some trees have… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 27, 2019

Many of the trees are in the puffy white stage now, and you can clearly see the white petals coming… Read More

NPS Moves Peak Bloom Prediction Forward to April 1

The original peak bloom prediction was April 3-6, but warmer temperatures in the past week, along with warm temperatures anticipated… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 25, 2019

The warmer temperatures of the past couple of days have given the cherry blossoms another little prod, and many trees… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2019

The cool temperatures have kept the pace quite slow, but the cherry trees are making progress toward the bloom. It… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 19, 2019

The National Park Service has judged that the trees have reached the "florets visible" stage. Many of the trees are… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 17, 2019

What a difference a couple of very warm days makes! We've seen temperatures climb into the upper 70s, and that… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 14, 2019

The buds on the cherry trees are making slow but steady progress. They still have some work to do, and… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 11, 2019

We're coming out of a cold spell and turning the corner into a milder stretch. The buds are coming along… Read More

National Park Service Predicts 2019 Peak Bloom Between April 3 and 6

The National Park Service has issued their initial peak bloom prediction for the 2019 bloom. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 6, 2019

It doesn't feel much like spring--while sunny, it's cold and breezy--but more green buds are coming out. Read More

Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang Predicts Peak Bloom Between April 1 and 5

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has issued their initial peak bloom prediction of the season. They predict that peak… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 3, 2019

The first green buds are starting to poke through. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 25, 2019

There's not much to see on the trees yet. Temperatures for February continue to average a few degrees above normal.… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 18, 2019

The cherry blossom buds are still wrapped tight for winter, but there are some other scattered signs of spring. Some… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 10, 2019

Despite some attention-grabbing cold blasts in recent weeks, the temperatures so far this winter have continued to average warmer-than-normal overall.… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 14, 2019

Winter finally arrived, with a snowstorm that dumped around 10 inches of snow. But so far, temperatures have averaged warmer… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update / Kwanzan Edition: April 22, 2018

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park are now coming into full bloom. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 16, 2018

The cherry blossoms are essentially done now. You can still find some flowers on the trees, but the trees are… Read More

Reader Photos 2018 | Part 4

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2018’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 13, 2018

The cherry blossom snow is coming down more steadily now as petals get knocked off in the breeze. The trees… Read More

Reader Photos 2018 | Part 3

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2018’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 12, 2018

A week after peak bloom the cherry blossoms are still looking very pretty, but if you look up close you… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 11, 2018

Petals are starting to come off, but for now it’s a very gentle pace. The cold weather has slowed development… Read More

Reader Photos 2018 | Part 2

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2018’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 10, 2018

The cherry blossoms are still going strong and looking lovely. Some light showers overnight didn't have much effect, and the… Read More

Reader Photos 2018 | Part 1

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2018’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 9, 2018

The cherry blossoms are still holding up well and looking beautiful. You have to look closely to see that they're… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 8, 2018

Despite a chilly breeze, this morning at the Tidal Basin is quite spectacular, and the cherry blossoms are looking fluffy… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 7, 2018

The snow and rain have mostly been no-shows. It's cold and breezy, but the trees are doing just fine. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 6, 2018

The weather is dull and kind of dreary, but the trees are still looking beautiful. Read More

NPS Says the Cherry Blossoms Reached Peak Bloom Today, April 5

The NPS determined that the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin reached peak bloom today, April 5. Peak bloom is… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 5, 2018

The rain and wind yesterday barely grazed the cherry blossoms, and they're currently in their prime. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 4, 2018

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom now. While not every tree is fully out, most are. They're on track… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 3, 2018

The blossoms themselves are shaping up nicely for later in the week. Many of them are in full bloom now,… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 2, 2018

Sunny and warm conditions through the weekend brought more flowers out, and they're looking lovely as they move into full… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 31, 2018

If you head down to the Tidal Basin this weekend you won’t have any trouble whatsoever finding cherry blossoms out.… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2018

It’s now getting much easier to find at least a few blossoms coming out. Quite a few of the trees… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2018

The slow trickle continues. It's becoming a little easier to find some scattered flowers out this morning, but most of… Read More

Peak Bloom Predictions Revised Again

Both the National Park Service and the *Washington Post*'s Capital Weather today revised their peak bloom predictions, pushing them back… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2018

Ever so slowly we're starting to see some movement. The snow has gone, and there are more flowers just gradually… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2018

It has been snowing steadily, and there's a layer of wet, slushy snow around the Tidal Basin. But it's not… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 19, 2018

There's not much new on the trees since yesterday, but I've been getting a lot of questions about things like… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 18, 2018

It's shaping up as a sparkling spring day, but unfortunately there aren't many cherry blossoms to see yet. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 15, 2018

Progress has been brought to a crawl by the cool temperatures. If you look very closely, they are making headway,… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 12, 2018

There's been steady progress, but with the continuing cool temperatures it has been slow. There are some flowers starting to… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 8, 2018

There's been some progress, but it's at a gentle pace in these cool temperatures. The indicator tree is just starting… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 3, 2018

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin have emerged mostly unscathed from the very strong winds we saw yesterday. Read More

National Park Service has Announced their First Peak Bloom Prediction for 2018

The experts at the National Park Service has issued their initial peak bloom prediction for 2018: March 17-20. Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 1, 2018

Around the Tidal Basin, the buds are clearly making progress. And, as usual, the so-called indicator tree is marching ahead… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 27, 2018

The National Park Service determined that 70 percent of the buds had reached the "Green Buds" stage on February 25.… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 25, 2018

It has been soggy and foggy but still warmer than average. More of the green buds are starting to come… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 21, 2018

The green buds are just starting to poke through, and unusually warm weather is coaxing out some of the area's… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: February 14, 2018

There's not much to see on the trees yet, but things will start picking up in coming weeks. The National… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 31, 2018

The short version is that there's still not much to report. The cherry trees are still in their winter mode… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: January 19, 2018

The first update in the 2018 Cherry Blossom Watch! For now, the Tidal Basin is covered in ice and there's… Read More

2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 12. The Cherry Blossom Parade is scheduled… Read More

Reader Photos 2017 | Part 3

This is the final installment of reader photos for this year. Thanks to all who shared their beautiful photos! Read More

Reader Photos 2017 | Part 2

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

Reader Photos 2017 | Part 1

Here are some great photos of 2017’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers.… Read More

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

The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are close to blooming, and warm temperatures in coming days will coax more and more of… Read More

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 4, 2017

The cherry blossoms are on their last legs now, but there are still some holdouts with plenty of flowers. Read More