100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 03:53 PM EDT

New Breed Of Cherry Blossom for Centennial

New Breed Of Cherry Blossom for Centennial

The hybrid was named for first lady Helen Taft, who came up with the idea of planting cherry blossoms around D.C. in the first place.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM EDT

Our Top Picks: Cherry Blossom Fest Events

Our Top Picks: Cherry Blossom Fest Events

Check out our picks for events during the blossoms' centennial celebration.

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:03 PM EDT

Submit Your Cherry Blossom Pics!

Submit Your Cherry Blossom Pics!

We'll feature many of them here on the website and use some on air, as well.

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM EDT
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By Jocelyn Rubin

Cherry Blossom-Inspired Baubles: 2012 Edition

Whether you're shopping for yourself or an easily impressed out-of-town pal, here... See Full Gallery

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM EDT

What You're Doing This Week

What You're Doing This Week

Art of the Cherry Blossom, Artini nights, beer dinner, Shen Yun. Get going already!

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 02:54 PM EDT

Peak Blooming Period Bumped Up

Peak Blooming Period Bumped Up

Thanks, mild winter!

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 03:51 PM EDT
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By Carissa DiMargo

Chuck Bell's Cherry Tree Tracker

NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell is tracking the progress of a single cherry tree on... See Full Gallery

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 03:54 PM EST

Cherry Blossom Peak Blooming Dates Announced

Cherry Blossom Peak Blooming Dates Announced

Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years with its famous cherry blossom trees, and peak bloom season is just around the corner.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 01:29 PM EDT

Best-Kept Secret for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Best-Kept Secret for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Hate the crowds at the Tidal Basin? Shhh, we've got a secret.

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM EST

Tourmobile's Succesors: Cheaper, More Varied

Tourmobile's Succesors: Cheaper, More Varied

The National Park Service announces new bus for National Mall.

About The Festival
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The gift honored the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. One hundred years later, the trees and their blossoms entice thousands of people to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to weather@nbcwashington.com or use the hashtag #dcgram on Instagram.