CHICAGO — Washington D.C. may be famous for its cherry blossom season, but Chicago will have one of its own this year, too.
The Chicago Tribune reports about 160 young flowering cherry trees planted near the Museum of Science and Industry are mature enough to put on a show this spring. The trees were planted in 2013 in honor of the 120th anniversary of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The blooms are expected to be at their peak during the first or second week of May.
The Chicago Park District plans to offer status updates on its website.
Chicago Park District Operations Support Manager Karen Szyjka says the cherry trees in Jackson Park are the largest collection in the Chicago area and were planted for the Japanese practice of cherry blossom viewing.