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 bloom sometime between March 21 and 24.

Washington DC's famous cherry blossom reached peak bloom on March 28, 2021. They're now done for the year.

You can find the most recent updates here.

The horticulturists at the National Park Service have revised their 2020 cherry blossom peak bloom forecast.

They now predict that they’ll reach peak bloom sometime between March 21 and 24. Their original prediction was March 27-30.

We’ve had several days of 70-plus-degree temperatures, which has been speeding progress along.

You can find many more photos from the Tidal Basin today in this morning’s update.

Last night, the Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang also revised their prediction, bringing it forward five days to March 20-24.

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 historic National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.

Last updated March 11, 2020

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  • Hello David
    With the cancellations of the cherry blossom festival activities and about the coronavirus
    Can you believe that the tidal bassin park can be closed?
    Thank you

    • I can't speak for the NPS, but closing down the Tidal Basin and West Potomac Park wouldn't seem to me practical or a particularly helpful use of their resources. They have cancelled the Welcome Area, which is what they call the part where they set up the tents, food vendors, activities, etc, in the parking lot.

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