WATCH: Photos and Video of Toronto Cherry Blossoms in High Park Go Viral on Social Media: On Thursday, a large crowd gathered to Toronto’s High Park to see the cherry blossom, or sakura, trees during their “peak” blossom season. Several visitors flock to High Park in the early spring to admire the magnificent cherry blossoms. Many people have inquired what the greatest time to see the cherry trees in full bloom is, and the optimum time is at the end of April or the beginning of May. The majority of Sakura cherry trees may be found in Hillside Gardens, with a few others near the Duck Pond.
Toronto Cherry Blossoms High Park
The centuries-old Japanese custom of flower watching, known as hanami, attracts hundreds of Toronto residents each year, with flowers typically lasting 4 to 10 days, depending on the weather. Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon (3 May 2022) that the trees were officially in “peak blossom” season and encouraged locals to enjoy the beauty. On Tuesday evening, a crowd of people could be seen wandering around the location, shooting photos, and taking in the scenery.
Early on Wednesday morning, at 07:30 a.m., onlookers began to assemble again. On both days, a cop was stationed at the park. The majority of the trees in High Park are on the west side of Grenadier Pond, where 50 were planted between 2017 and 2018. The location is not accessible by automobile. High Park isn’t the only area in Toronto where you may see cherry blossom trees; Trinity Bellwoods Park, Woodbine Park, and the Japanese Cultural Centre are among the others.
Sakura At Toronto Islands
There are approximately 30 Japanese Cherry trees on Toronto Islands, which is a little-known fact. If you want to avoid the crowds at High Park when the trees are blooming, going to the Islands to observe the trees is a terrific alternative. They’re on Centre Island, which is near the bridge’s foundation at the south end. The ferry docks on Centre Island are roughly a 10-minute walk away.
A Short History Of The Sakura Trees
Sakura trees, often known as cherry blossom trees, are prized for their grace and beauty. They’re also noted for their limited flowering seasons, which is unfortunate. “Mankai,” “kaika,” or “full bloom” is reached around a week after the first blossoms appear. The first Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted here in 1959, and it was visible to Tokyo residents.