Cherry Blossoms A Month Away

by March 4, 2009 at 6:02 am 1,314 0


Cherry trees in bloom around the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial in 2008. (Photo: Luis Gomez, Luis Gomez Photos.)

dcist has it… April 3-9 are the predicted peak bloom dates for Washington’s cherry trees:

It’s undeniably still winter outside, but today we’re provided with a tangible reminder that spring is so close we can almost taste it. The National Cherry Blossom Festival had their annual press conference this morning at the Newseum, where they announced the peak bloom dates for D.C.’s famous pink blossoms: April 3 through 9. That’s the time period when National Park Service horticulturists believe the cherry blossoms will be at their fullest and most beautiful. The festival itself runs March 28 through April 12, with the popular Smithsonian Kite Festival and family day on opening day, and the parade set for Saturday, April 4. For more details on Cherry Blossom Festival events and schedules, click here.


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