DC’s Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom for 2022

The National Park Service arborists have judged that the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin have reached peak bloom as of today (March 21).

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 21, 2022 taken by David Coleman.

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It's still far too early to guess with any confidence when the 2023 bloom will be. We won't start getting a clearer picture until early in the new year.

On average, Washington DC's cherry blossoms bloom around late-March into early April, but the precise timing varies year to year depending on the local temperatures in the leadup to the bloom. You can find general information on the 2023 bloom to help plan your visit here.


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.

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