Single Kanzan flower on a black backgroundEvery spring, cherry blossoms bloom back into our lives, welcoming the end of winter with their fragile pink petals. All around our neighborhoods and parks, flowers are beginning to open as peak bloom approaches. Learn more about the different types of cherry blossoms you may see on your daily walk by exploring images of our ornamental cherry tree collection. We have put together a StoryMap of our flowering cherry trees to take you on a virtual tour of the Cherry Blossoms of Smithsonian Gardens.

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