Are Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms Still in Bloom in 2014?

No. Peak bloom was April 10, 2014, and the cherry blossoms have come and gone for the year. Here are some photos of what you missed.

Current Peak Bloom Predictions

NPS: Between April 2 & 5
Washington Post: Between March 30 & April 3

The National Park Service is discouraging visits to the Tidal Basin in person this year due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts. And it's possible they might close off the area again, something they did last year. They've said they'll clarify their plans in the next few weeks.

No. Peak bloom was April 10, 2014, and the cherry blossoms have come and gone for the year.

It was a later-than-average bloom because of a colder-than-average and long winter. We had late snows on the cherry trees and some scorching hot days around peak bloom. Peak bloom itself fell on a weekend, so if you were lucky enough to be in town then you were treated to a beautiful (and very crowded) spectacle.

If you’d like to see what you missed, all of the photos above are from 2014.

If you’re looking ahead to the 2015 cherry blossoms, you can find much more information on the front page of the Cherry Blossom Watch site.

You can also sign up to receive 2015 Cherry Blossom Watch updates by email by using the handy form over to the right.

Last updated December 30, 2014

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