The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. The famous trees, a gift of Japan in 1912, signal Washington's beginning of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms.
Road closures are in place for vehicular traffic around the Tidal Basin, East Potomac Park and West Potomac Park, effective Friday, March 26. All areas currently remain open to pedestrians and cyclists at this time. More>>>
The public is encouraged to virtually experience the cherry blossoms this year to help avoid crowding at the Tidal Basin and prevent the spread of COVID-19.