NPS Calls Peak Bloom as April 10

The National Park Service this morning judged that 70 percent of the cherry blossoms were open today, making this year’s peak bloom date April 10.

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It's still too early to guess with much confidence when the 2023 bloom will be. But we've seen a much-warmer-than-normal January, and long-range forecasts suggest above-average temperatures continuing as we get deeper into February (after a short very cold spurt at the beginning of the month).

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 has called the peak bloom date for this year as April 10.

The blossoms are considered to have reached peak bloom when 70 percent of the flowers are open.

4 thoughts on “NPS Calls Peak Bloom as April 10”

    • I should have a new update with photos tomorrow, which should give us a better idea of how they’re shaping up for the next few days.

  1. Hello David,
    I saw your latest post that today April 10th 2014 is peak bloom.
    If I plan to visit Saturday will I still get to see the blossoms.
    After peak bloom will it stay for couple days.


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