High Park Cherry Blossom Watch

cherry blossoms cit sci editedCelebrate 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!

See the cherry blossoms by planning a responsible visit to High Park  Learn about the history of cherry trees and explore our peak bloom tracking data Contribute to our cherry blossom watch by making a donation to the nature centre 


 Highlights from Spring 2016

  • Over the weekend and in the past few days, a few Sakura blossoms have been spotted but they are few and far between. Most of the branches look like the one pictured here – no flowers but lots of leaves. With leaves now emerging, we predict there will be no peak bloom this year. Luckily, there are plenty of other flowering trees blooming now in the park, including crabapples, magnolias and serviceberries!