• Sakura Watch May 22, 2018 – Akebono and Fugenzo trees are in full bloom

    Sakura Watch May 22, 2018 - Akebono and Fugenzo trees are in full bloom in High Park! These are the last, late blooming sakura blossoms. With their large, white and pink puffy features, they are easy to spot being the only flowering trees near where the other cherry blossoms bloomed just a couple weeks ago.

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  • Sakura Watch May 18, 2018 – Late bloomers have begun

    Sakura Watch May 18, 2018 - Late bloomers have begun to display their larger, fluffy flowers in High Park. Though there are only a handful of the Akebono and Fugenzo trees, they offer some beautiful blossoms of their own to enjoy for those who may have missed the Yoshino trees white blossoms. And as of today, visitors…

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  • Sakura Watch May 16, 2018 – Last few days of blossoms

    Sakura Watch May 16, 2018 - Last few days of blossoms to view in High Park as the season winds down for 2018. Rain and wind over the past week have knocked down the majority of cherry blossoms, cutting short the amount of time we had to enjoy the full bloom. Visually speaking, most trees are down to much less than 25%.…

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  • Sakura Watch May 10, 2018 – Many blossoms survive thunderstorm

    Sakura Watch May 10, 2018 - Many blossoms survive thunderstorm that rolled through High Park overnight.  The rain did knock down some cherry blossoms, but thankfully there are still plenty left to see! Overall it appears that about 25-50% of the blossoms were knocked down which leaves a large percentage of blossoms intact…

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  • Sakura Watch May 9, 2018 – Its now full bloom in High Park

    Sakura Watch May 9, 2018 - Its now full bloom in High Park, and with large crowds beginning to fill up the park in the mornings and scarce parking available, the annual sakura hanami is well underway in the park. The viewing time to enjoy the blossoms will be bried this year due to predicted rains and thunderstorms overnight…

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  • Sakura Watch May 5-6, 2018 – Bloom has begun in High Park

    Sakura Watch May 5-6, 2018 - Bloom has begun in High Park, and with visits on both Saturday and Sunday, this latest updated highlights how quickly the blossoms are opening up. The sunny and warm weather have accelerated the bloom over the last couple days and the ideal viewing time is going to be this week between Monday…

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Sakura Bud & Blossom Tracker

The last update for 2018 was May 22 which you can read about on this post – Sakura Watch shows the late bloomers in 18th visit. Watch for us to start watching again in early 2019!

The tracker displays the approximate % of bud and blossoms visible in all five (5) main areas of High Park.

ORANGE bars represent bud development.

PINK bars represent cherry blossoms in bloom.

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(1) by sports fields
(2) big hill and winding path
(3) Akebono / Fugenzo (late bloom)
(4) by Grenadier Pond & dock
(5) by Children’s Playground & Zoo

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