Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Two weekends of traditional Japanese cultural activities April 11th & 18th, 2015.

The history of the Morris Arboretum is rich with Japanese influences. Join us in April as we celebrate this history and experience the beauty of Morris Arboretum’s cherry tree collection in bloom. Both Saturdays will feature traditional Japanese cultural activities. All events are free with garden admission.

Cherry Blossom Bloom Time: We expect that some of the earliest cherries, such as the Okame, could be blooming by April 11. The later blooming cherries, including Higan and Yoshino, could be in bloom by April 18. Morris Arboretum is generally about 8-10 days behind DC. To learn more about official bloom times, you can refer to the National Park Service’s website for DC:

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Cherry Collection

Saturday April 11
Saturday April 18


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Weather Alerts

Some trails and paths may be closed seasonally for safety or maintenance. Please observe protective barriers or posted notices. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.