Cherry Blossoms


Cherry Blossom Festival


Click here for the Official National Park Service Cherry Blossom website. The website features a webcam, schedule of events, and bloom prediction.

The beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms cultivated in the National Mall and Memorial Parks have inspired generations of viewers since 1912. A gift from Japan, the flowering trees symbolize friendship between nations, the renewal of spring, and the ephemeral nature of life. Blooming occurs between mid-March and mid-April depending on the species of tree and annual environmental conditions.

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