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.
Washington's Grandest Springtime Tradition!
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Cherry Blossom Gallery
Take a virtual stroll through a photo gallery with these images celebrating the springtime blooming of cherry trees.
Last updated: January 31, 2022