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Cherry Blossoms at the Quad | University of Washington | Photo: Pierogi & Springroll

Happy April from Pierogi and Springroll - it is officially cherry blossom season here, with many trees at peak bloom! We have been taking advantage of the warmer and sunnier weather to see some of the perfect cherry trees that are blooming around the city. Just after enjoying the earliest signs of spring, we are now seeing bursts of color in tulips, daffodils and cherry blossoms. These perennial favorites are showing up along boulevards, in parks, and at the University of Washington campus. The Quad is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seattle. It features 30 historic trees which were purchased by the University of Washington in 1939 and originally planted at the Washington Park Arboretum. Due to the construction of State Route 520, the trees were relocated to line the Quad on campus in the 1960s. The trees have been blooming annually in early April ever since. UW is easy to get to from almost anywhere in the region to by bike, Link Light Rail, or bus. Be sure to stop by one of the dozens of cafes, tea shops, and restaurants along The Ave in U District for a picnic or beverage under the blossoms. Remember to mask up and keep distance to keep everyone safe. At this time, campus buildings are closed to the public so plan accordingly. If you're not in Seattle or are practicing quarantine, you can still check out the blossoms on a virtual tour or by watching the live stream of the Quad. Check out the photo gallery below for sakura in full bloom at the University of Washington and throughout the city.

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