While other places in the United States have become well-known for their cherry blossom trees, the city of Chicago is going to join that group this year thanks to the trees that have been planted in Jackson Park.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the trees, planted in 2013, have reached a level of maturity where they are going to have a full bloom for the first time this spring. The trees were planted around Jackson Park’s Columbia Basin, and the bloom is expected to last between six and 10 days.
The Chicago Park District says that it expects the trees to hit their peak bloom in the first two weeks of May.
The garden at Jackson Park, named the Garden of the Phoenix, “symbolizes the mutual respect and friendship that Japan and the United States initiated more than 120 years ago” during the World’s Columbian Exposition, according to the park district website.
For those looking to see the cherry blossoms while they are in peak bloom, visitors can check out the Park District website or keep tabs on the #CHICherryBlossoms hashtag on social media.