High Park Cherry Blossom Watch

  • Track Bud to Blossom progress with us!

High Park Cherry Blossom Watch is on! We’ll share weekly photos of the buds so you don’t miss a thing. We will post every Friday until the blossoms are ready to pop and then we’ll post every day until the blossoms have dropped.

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 (typically in late April to early May, depending on the weather) only lasts about a week, so keep updated on the progress of the blooms by visiting this page or following us on Facebook or Twitter!  

In 2016, the Sakura trees produced only a handful of blossoms due to unseasonably warm winter weather followed by snow and frost in April. We do not know what to expect for 2017 as weather patterns seem equally as unpredictable so far!

View a map to find the Sakura trees and plan your trip

Learn about the history of High Park’s Sakura trees

Explore our peak bloom data and learn how we predict peak bloom