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.
We're moving right along. The cherry trees are now at florets visible, the 2nd of 6 stages. Peak bloom should be fewer than 3 weeks away. Florets crossed!
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— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 7, 2022
Here are some of the best places to catch the scenery when the blossoms are in full bloom.
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.
CHERRY BLOSSOM WATCH
We can see a tad of green in the buds on the large cherry trees in the Gude Garden at Brookside Gardens. These photos were taken this morning.
Click on the link to find cherry trees throughout Montgomery Parks with our handy map: https://t.co/963olbijHj. pic.twitter.com/m2Eslj7NYD
— Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) March 10, 2022
3. Takoma Park Neighborhood
Flower and Boyd Aves. in Takoma Park are sprinkled with cherry trees.
Photo credit Visit Montgomery website.