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Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: March 11-13, 2022
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Not only does San Diego have beaches and rugged coastlines, but the city also contains cherry blossoms; in particular, the trees are found in Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: March 22-26, 2022
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It’s said that more than 1.5 million visitors descend upon our nation’s capital to gaze at the 3000-plus trees at this three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: on/around April 24, 2022
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The city’s Wooster Square is the site of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival that happens every April and welcomes the blooming of the square’s Yoshino Japanese cherry blossoms.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: from late March or early April through mid-May
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With 26 species and cultivars in the BBG’s Flowering Cherry Collection, these trees can be found spread throughout the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Cherry Cultivars Area, the Cherry Esplanade and the Cherry Walk.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: March 18-27, 2022
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Held at Central City Park, the Macon Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival recognizes the over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees that gives this Georgia town a pinkish hue.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: on/around April 9th
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Music City has its own strings to cherry blossoms, thanks to a tree-planting project along parks and neighborhoods led by government officials and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.
Estimated peak cherry blossom blooms: April 8-10, 2022
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Planted in 1926, as a gift from the people of Japan, Fairmount Park has a forest of sakura – a specific type of flowering Japanese cherry tree – which takes center stage at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.