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Cherry Blossoms

Find out when the UW’s iconic cherry trees are in bloom, plan your visit to campus to see them — and learn more about the picture-perfect blossoms.


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Bloom Watch

Peak bloom is here — and lasts for a few weeks! 

Watch live cam

Follow the blossoms on social media


Visiting information

Ride the Link light rail, take the bus or bike to avoid heavy traffic congestion.

Travel to campus

Find the blossoms

The main attraction is on — or near — the Quad in the heart of campus.

Download campus map

Tree safety

Please do not climb the trees, or shake or break off their branches.

Learn about the trees


Did you know?

The Quad’s signature Yoshino cherry trees are nearly 90 years old and were originally set in a grove at the Washington Park Arboretum. In early 1962, the University transplanted the trees to their current spot, bringing thousands of visitors to campus each spring to witness their rosy bloom.


The following are pictures of the UW cherry blossoms from social media using #UWcherryblossoms. Links open in a new browser tab.

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UW Botanic Gardens

UW botanic gardens

Explore the trails, gardens and natural areas of the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Visit the gardens

UW Visitor Center

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Learn more about the UW and get resources at the Visitor Center, open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Learn more

Cherry blossom merchandise

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Get your cherry blossom apparel and gifts at the University Book Store.

See the collection

2024 U District Cherry Blossom Festival

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Enjoy cherry blossom-themed food, drinks and more at U District businesses from March 16 through April 1.

Visit the festival