Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Chicago’s Jackson Park – NBC Chicago

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Cherry blossoms and temperatures in the upper 70s? Sounds like a perfect weekend in Chicago.

The cherry blossom trees in Chicago’s Jackson Park are opening wider every day and will soon be in full bloom, according to a Publish of the Museum of Science and Industry.

About 160 cherry blossoms can be seen near 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. on the east side of Cornell Avenue, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry.

In Jackson Park’s Columbia Basin, cherry blossoms will typically stay in full bloom for only three to eight days, according to the Chicago Park District, and could change depending on the weather.

To be considered “full bloom,” nearly all of the cherry blossom buds have opened, the Park District said in a statement. Flowering is considered complete when the flower petals have fallen from the trees.

Among the cherry blossoms, there are five different varieties: Yoshino (pink), Gooseberry, Snow Goose, Snow Fountains and Accolade (pink).

According to the Park District, the first batch of trees was planted in 2013 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and another 50 trees were added over the next three years to honor the Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary. and Japanese industry from Chicago. .

“In Japan, the tradition of enjoying the beautiful, fleeting cherry blossoms is called hanami,” the Museum of Science and Industry said in an article.

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