In Washington DC, the cherry blossoms at the National Mall reached peak bloom on March 21, and they’ll hopefully stay in bloom until early April. Boston’s very own cherry blossom trees are soon to follow, so keep your eyes peeled for beautiful blooms at these 5 locations this March and April!
1. Charles River Esplanade
The Esplanade along the Charles River is home to dozens of these beautiful pink trees, particularly between the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge near Arlington Street and the ramp to Massachusetts Avenue.
2. Boston Common and Public Garden
Boston Common and Public Garden are home to Kwanzan and Yoshino cherry blossom trees. While the former has bright and long-lasting blooms, the latter are actually from the same cuttings as the ones planted in DC!
3. Brookline High School
In 2012, the consul general of Japan gifted Brookline High School with cherry trees to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to DC. Most years, you’ll find the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival here, but sadly it is cancelled in 2022 due to COVID-19. Thankfully, you can still enjoy the gorgeous blooms!
4. Arnold Arboretum
On this 281-acre stretch of land, you’ll find a wide variety of ornamental cherry trees, as well of hundreds of gorgeous and rare blooms from around the worlds.
5. Harvard University
Harvard is home to 6 Yoshino cherry trees, which you can see near the Littauer Building that leads to the law school on Massachusetts Avenue.
[featured image: Unsplash / AJ]