MARCH 20 - APRIL 11, 2021

BLOOM WATCH

Cherry blossoms in bloom

YOUR DESTINATION FOR

VIEWING THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS THIS SPRING

With fewer visitors expected to see the blooming cherry trees in person this year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival along with our partners, the National Park Service and The Trust for the National Mall, are bringing the beloved and blooming Cherry Trees to YOU during their peak bloom!

Enjoy them this season from the comforts of your home or wherever you are around the world!

Peak Bloom Prediction

On March 1, The National Park Service predicted this year’s peak bloom period as April 2 – April 5, 2021. The peak bloom date for DC’s cherry blossoms is defined as the day on which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin are open. Updates will be posted as the trees progress through their stages of bloom.

Seeing the Blossoms

The National Park Service, working together with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Government of the District of Columbia, and in consultation with the most recent guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and local health guidelines, continue to evaluate what opportunities, if any, will be available to view the blossoms in person at the Tidal Basin. Continue to check this page for announcements in the coming weeks.

Coming Soon

WATCH THE BLOSSOMS LIVE

BLOOM CAM

#BloomCam is a 24/7, live, real-time camera view of the Cherry Trees lining the Tidal Basin, one of the most popular and iconic sites in Washington, D.C.  Launched in partnership with The Trust for the National Mall and EarthCam, #BloomCam offers views of the cherry trees and their beautiful blossoms to visitors around the world.    

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP

Check out all of our great resources to help you plan where to stay, where to eat and what to do once you’re here.
Cherry blossom tree near the Tidal Basin

Endow a Tree

The cherry trees on the National Mall are a beloved cultural symbol in our nation’s capital. Damage from weather, flooding, and foot traffic pose an ongoing threat to the trees, but you can help!

The Trust for the National Mall and National Cherry Blossom Festival are working together to preserve and protect the iconic cherry trees. Our goal is to raise $1000.00 to endow each of the 3,800 cherry trees on the National Mall. You can make an individual gift, start or join a crowdfunding team, and receive recognition for your support. Each donation benefits the Trust’s Cherry Tree Endowment, which supports the National Park Service maintenance plan for year-around care of the cherry trees.

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More Live Views

[Information to come from TTNM re: their other EarthCam feeds / direct to that page of the TTNM website]

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VIRTUAL TIDAL BASIN TOUR

Coming soon! Log 3.3 miles around the Tidal Basin without ever stepping foot outside your door! Use this online map to click on points of interest that are nestled among the flowering cherry blossom trees, and watch a brief video featuring a National Park Service ranger sharing the history and secrets of the iconic landmarks that grace the Tidal Basin area.

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(More!) Cherry Blossom Videos

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS
FACTS & FIGURES

Grow your cherry blossom knowledge even further! Visit the National Park Service’s cherry blossom web page to understand the five stages of bloom and track the history of the trees as they’ve reached each stage – past and present.

COVID-19 Statement and Updates