WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The 109-year-old gift of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Japan to Washington, D.C., is being captured this year with new vibrant artwork.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is planning a special unveiling of the Art in Bloom sculptures this week.
ABC7 News has been given an exclusive look and our viewers are seeing the art before anyone else.
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This will be the last time all 25 giant cherry blossom sculptures will be in the same place before they are moved to their new homes throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
The cherry blossom peak bloom has been predicted to fall between April 2 - April 5 this year. Peak bloom is the day when 70% of the Yoshino cherry blossoms are open, creating stunning white & pink flowers surrounding D.C.’s iconic Tidal Basin.
The festival is scheduled to run from March 20 through April 11, reimagined after most of the events were canceled or modified last year due to the pandemic.
Dozens of cherry trees will also be planted across the Potomac River in National Landing, the future home of Amazon’s HQ2, this spring and the area will feature two “Art in Bloom” sculptures and pink pop-up installations. Some restaurants in the business district are included in the annual “Cherry Picks” restaurant program.