It all began in 1885, when Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore asked an Army official that the trees be planted along the Potomac River. (That request was ignored.)
Will the recent string of warm days mean we get to see the cherry blossoms bloom earlier this year? The National Park Service said it depends.
D.C. is approaching peak cherry blossom season, which means thousands of visitors will flock to the Tidal Basin to take in the sights. Here are your best for navigating to the cherry blossoms.
The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival was held on the grounds of the Washington Monument. It attracted both experts and amateurs.
The cherry blossoms on the National Mall are nearly at peak bloom, the National Park Service reported Wednesday afternoon.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual springtime celebration, attracts visitors from all over the world to D.C. Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions.
The cold snap damaged a significant number of D.C.’s cherry blossoms and pushed back peak bloom by a week, but nature’s color show will still go on.
Cherry blossoms that were near their peak bloom were destroyed by this week’s below-freezing weather, but a significant portion of the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin are still expected to provide an umbrella of pink and white this spring.
Cherry blossoms beginning to emerge along the Tidal Basin were damaged early Wednesday after temperatures plunged well below the freezing mark.
D.C.’s beloved cherry blossoms are in danger from the weekend blast of cold, but there’s hope that the waters of the Tidal Basin might provide a bit of a thermal blanket to protect the delicate buds.
The optimal time to see cherry blossoms along D.C.’s Tidal Basin area has been pushed back several days because of a predicted cold snap this weekend.
See cherry blossom photos from the 2017 blossom season.
The cherry blossoms are quickly approaching peak bloom, but the temperatures to come later this week could throw off the expected bloom dates.
If you’re looking for an alternative spot to catch the cherry blossoms this year, head over to Seventh Street NW in Shaw. There may be a crowd, but the scenery, and the drinks, are worth it.
The best time to see the cherry blossoms in their full glory? See the National Park Service’s predicted peak bloom dates.
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