Celebrate spring’s arrival with a visit to High Park and participate in the centuries old Japanese tradition of Sakura Hanami, roughly translated as “cherry blossom flower viewing.” The flowering of the Sakura trees is spectacular, but peak bloom only lasts about a week, so keep updated on the progress of the blooms by visiting our website. We’ll take weekly photos of the buds so you don’t miss a thing!
We are currently predicting that peak bloom will happen in middle of May. Because some buds are producing leaves there could be fewer flowers this year.
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Donate to Cherry Blossom Watch
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Tracking & Predicting
Track the blooming progress in our slideshow gallery. Review statistics from years past to learn how we predict the full bloom ahead.
Planning Your Visit
Don’t plan your visit before checking this out! View an interactive map, directions, and tips on how to make your visit fun, safe and responsible.
History and Horticulture
Read about the history of cherry blossoms in Toronto and Japan. Learn how the value of these trees exceeds that of beauty. How does local wildlife use the trees?