Astonishing News!

Astonishing News!

This year, I am humbled to share that the Government of Japan is awarding me the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays as one of the foreign recipients of the 2021 Spring Imperial Decorations. The citation reads: “Ann McClellan has played an important...

Here Come the Kanzans!

Just as the ‘Kanzans’ come into bloom, my ‘season’ of cherry blossom talks via Zoom is behind me for 2021. I was thrilled to ‘meet’ so many interesting people virtually, and appreciate everyone’s interest in my favorites, the...

Have PowerPoints, Will Zoom!

This winter, I will be working on my new cherry blossom book, due to be released in early 2022. It will focus on the flowering cherry trees at the U.S. National Arboretum and around the world. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned since my first book came...

My Fifteen Seconds of Fame

Earlier this month, I was speaking with someone on the phone about scheduling a medical test. The conversation went something like this: She: “Ann McClellan? I know that name.” Me: “Do you watch WETA?” She, hesitantly: “Yes.” Me:...