Travel is out of the question for the next few weeks, but it doesn’t mean you can’t attend some of spring’s best flower shows. Some of the world’s most well-known floral displays are being transmitted virtually as people across the globe attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, a multitude of major floral exhibitions have made the switch to virtual tours including the famous Washington D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival. The annual event is home to thousands of blossoming cherry trees, but due to COVID-19, the festival’s in-person events had to be canceled. That, however, didn’t stop the organizers from putting things together for those seeking a bit of brightness online.
Not only can you tune into the Bloom Cam, a 24/7 live look at the Tidal Basin on the National Mall where the blossoms bloom thanks to the National Park Service, but you can also catch an entire tour of the basin and its florals on the official Cherry Blossom Festival website.
Quarantine no longer has to stop you whether you want to catch a guided tour of the Tidal Basin or see the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show.