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.

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

They still have some flowers yet to open, and I’ve seen many in nearby neighborhoods that seem to be a little ahead of these. But with their full, bright pink flowers, they’re looking beautiful.

These shots were taken this morning. Most are from East Potomac Park (near Hains Point), with a few from the ones near the Tidal Basin and FDR Memorial.

You can find more information about the Kwanzans, including a map showing where to find some of the major clusters, here.

Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?

If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.

The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the history National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.

Last updated May 8, 2018 10:12 pm

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