In Washington DC, the cherry blossoms peak their bloom on March 22-25, 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!
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. This is where you’ll find the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival , which is cancelled again this year, not due to COVID like the 2022 cancellation, but for other reasons.
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.
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.