Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Stamp

Each year Washingtonians eagerly await the "peak bloom date" of the cherry blossom trees that line the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park.

Even if you aren't in Washington, D.C., for the annual celebration of spring, you can browse our cherry blossom related collections and listen to a Cherry Blossom Playlist from Smithsonian Folkways. These blooms don't fade.

Celebrate more of Asia at the Smithsonian with artifacts from the Freer|Sackler and more.