Photographs from the Tidal Basin including the iconic Yoshino cherry blossoms

  • My stock photos and fine art photographs from around the Potomac River Tidal Basin at the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms.

 

  • Please take a look at my photograph gallery of the Yoshino cherry blossoms below.

My Stock Photographs are now available to view and for sale at Adobe Stock

  •  Photographs include the cherry blossoms in peak bloom around the basin with views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument

 

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Please visit my other photograph galleries from around the Tidal Basin including the Jefferson Memorial & Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial :

 

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A brief history of the Tidal Basin including the story of the cherry blossoms to go alongside my Stock Photos

 

 

  • 3,000 cherry blossoms were given to Washington DC as a gift from the Mayor Jukio Ozaki of Toyko in 1912.

 

  • The Japanese cherry trees were give as a gift to help enhance the friendship between the United States & Japan and celebrate the continued close relationship between the two countries.

 

  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival has commemmorated this generous gift from Japan since 1927.

 

  • From modest beginnings the festival has blossomed into a truly national event welcoming around 1.5 million visitors each year over the four weekend span of the festival.

 

  • The official peak bloom date of the cherry blossoms is determined when 70% of the Yoshino cherry blossoms are open.

 

  • Typically peak bloom occurs somewhere between the last week in March and first week in April with a few exceptions due to extreme weather conditions.

 

  • Earliest peak bloom ever recorded was on March 15th 1990 and the latest April 18th 1958.

 

  • The Yoshino variety of cherry trees typically bloom for several days, but the length of the blooming period depends on weather conditions.
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