Cherry Blossoms in High Park

picturesI spend a lot of time at High Park. Every year, at about this time, the cherry blossoms at High Park bloom. Cherry blossoms are nature's fireworks, so beautiful but oh so brief. Before the know it, the blossoms have blown away.

From Wikipedia:

High Park in Toronto, ON features many Somei-Yoshino cherry trees (the earliest species to bloom and much loved by the Japanese for their fluffy white flowers) that were given to Toronto by Japan in 1959. Through the Sakura Project, the Japanese Embassy donated a further 34 cherry trees to High Park in 2001, plus cherry trees to various other locations like Exhibition Place, McMaster University and the University of Toronto's main and Scarborough campuses.

James and I took a trip to High Park today to soak it all in and snap some pictures. If you live in Toronto and have never seen the cherry blossoms in High Park, get over there now because this won't last much longer.

Here's a photoset I just created with the many photos I just took.

Cherry Blossoms @ High Park


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Jill

Beautiful! Will have to take a daytrip to High Park with the family.

May 4, 2008 @ 11:09 PM

Anonymous

A little girly, but very nice.

May 5, 2008 @ 8:45 PM

Jennifer

Wonderful photos. I'm too late for this year, but for next year, can you tell me where these trees are located within the park?

May 31, 2008 @ 2:29 PM

Toronto Mike

Jennifer,

The photo above was taken where I placed the circle on this map: http://flickr.com/photos/mikeboon/2542255828/

June 1, 2008 @ 1:37 PM

Amanda

Hi Mike - beautiful pictures. Do you know if the trees are blossoming yet? I was hoping to take my parents there this coming weekend or next...

Thank you!

April 20, 2009 @ 1:08 PM

Toronto Mike

I was at High Park yesterday and didn't see it, but I didn't go down to cherry hill.

It might be a little early. I'd give it another 10 days...

April 20, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

Steph

Hello Toronto Mike

Do you know if the trees are still blossoming? How long do they blossom until? Is it too late now??

May 12, 2009 @ 12:40 AM

Toronto Mike

If you go right now, you might catch the tail end of it. But really, you missed the peak.

May 12, 2009 @ 8:02 AM

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