Reader Photos 2018 | Part 1

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2018’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1--more to come.

A big thank you to those who have submitted your photos of this year’s cherry blossoms to share. It has been a very pretty bloom this year, and you’ve all captured it wonderfully in your photos.

There are a lot of photos sent in, and even after making some selections there are too many for a single post. So I’m breaking it up into a few installments. This is part 1–the others will come later this week. There’s still time to submit your own photos if you’d like to share them–the submission form is at the bottom of this page. Submissions are now closed.

Thanks again to all who have sent in their photos!

Photo by Chris Fukuda.

Photo by Chung Nguyen.

Photo by Rob He.

Photo by Harine Ananthakrishnan.

Photo by Julia hu.

Photo by Yulanda Tang.

Photo by Rajoshi Chaudhuri.

Photo by Kimberly Burken.

Photo by Terri Jackson.

Photo by LIRONG ZHENG.

Photo by Jennifer Conrad.

Photo by Natalie Kopejtka.

Photo by Nicky Warner.

Photo by Kristina Leubner.

Photo by Eleanor Chatto.

Photo by Joy Goldman.

Photo by Betsy Lin.

Photo by Bonnie Yagiela.

Photo by Martin Lee.

Photo by Karin Rojas.

Photo by Shonda Allen.

Photo by Kelly Samek.

Photo by Elaine Nichols.

Photo by Joy Goldman.

Photo by Steven Brisbey.

Photo by Kevin Omalia.

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 April 11, 2018 11:04 am

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  • Thanks so much for including my photo! I'm absolutely loving the blooms this year. Your information is great - really helps me plan my visits!

  • We have been trying to catch peak bloom for many years now, but the drive from Ottawa, Canada is too long to leave it to chance. Thank you so much for your informative updates; we hit peak bloom this year, and the weather was gorgeous!

  • Great few days of sunrise and sunset at the basin. Loved every step of the walk through the basin last week.

    • One of the advantages of a 360° area like the Tidal Basin is that both sunrises and sunsets are special times of day with the sun setting over the water. Glad you're got to enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much for the updates on the beautiful Cherry Blossoms! I enjoyed walking around the Tidal Basin this past Friday.

  • Thanks for your wonderful website - which is our only go-to place for cherry blossom.

  • This was taken this year Hank in the tree is for our Everson Hardware Hank Hardware store. He has traveled all over with me. He enjoyed his visit in D.C.

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