2023 Peak Bloom
The NPS judged that the Yoshino cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin reached peak bloom on March 23, 2023. They're now done for the year..
The National Park Service arborists have judged that the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin have reached peak bloom as of today (March 21).
Peak bloom is a threshold at which at least 70 percent of the cherry trees are in bloom.
This year it has been an early bloom, fueled by (mostly) very warm temperatures in March on the back of above-average temperatures in February.
The photo above was taken at the Tidal Basin this morning. You can find more photos of how it’s looking in this morning’s update.