Montgomery County Offers Great Non-DC Cherry Blossom Viewing Options

Can’t wait for a glimpse of this year’s cherry blossoms but want to avoid the crowds and hassle of going down to the Tidal Basin?

Several parts of Montgomery County have cherry blossoms and cherry trees that residents can visit while missing the droves of tourists to the district. Peak bloom is less than three weeks away, according to the National Mall and Memorial Parks National Park Service.

Here are some of the best places to catch the scenery when the blossoms are in full bloom.

1. Kenwood 

True cherry blossoms reside in the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda and Chevy Chase and they are just as beautiful as the ones downtown and it is a less crowded alternative to the Tidal Basin viewing.

The best streets to view the blossoms are along Kennedy Dr., Dorset and Kenwood Aves., according to Visit Montgomery.

2. Brookside Gardens

Botanical grounds Brookside Gardens features 26 cherry trees in the Gude Garden along the HeartSmart Trail, according to Visit Montgomery.

3. Takoma Park Neighborhood

Flower and Boyd Aves. in Takoma Park are sprinkled with cherry trees.


Photo credit Visit Montgomery website.

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