Flowering Cherries

Mid-April to early May - Actual bloom time may vary

The delicate pink and white blossoms of more than 200 flowering cherries (many of which are more than 60 years old) beckon you to take a joyful and peaceful spring stroll.

In Japan, the blooming of the cherry trees is met with great celebration and contemplation of their fleeting glory. Not to be missed is the venerable Daybreak cherry—a voluminous tree with wide-spreading branches and blushing petals—near the Visitor Center reflecting pool. Scattered throughout the Ross Conifer Arboretum are countless other beautiful specimens: some weeping, some upright, with single and double flowers. And be sure to visit Cherry Valley near the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, where you can surround yourself with these exalted flowering trees.