Sakura cherry blossom on Hillside Trail - Cherry Hill April 24, 2017

Sakura Watch, April 24, 2017 peak bloom has begun but there's more to come

Sakura Watch, April 24, 2017 peak bloom has begun but there's more to come as each area of the park have trees in varied stages of bloom. The best news for many is that even if you miss the blossoms opening now, there are still more to…
Sakura Watch April 21, 2017 - bloom still in early stages

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2017 see slow progress with the cherry blossoms

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2017 see slow progress with the cherry blossoms as the cool, overcast weather has once again slowed progress. All of the trees in the park are showing clear signs they are days away from opening. All we need are…
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Sakura Watch, April 19, 2017 is the first day the sakura cherry blossoms begin to bloom!

Sakura Watch, April 19, 2017 is the first day the sakura cherry blossoms begin to bloom as spots of white flowers dot the tree line for the first time! Walking through High Park tonight saw only very few blossoms opened, but the majority…

Sakura Watch, April 17, 2017 surprise! Cherry blossoms bloom begins this weekend

Sakura Watch, April 17, 2017 surprise! Cherry blossoms bloom begins this weekend as we see most of the buds florets emerging from the sakura buds! Call it an Easter miracle, a sign of climate change or an answer to wishes of thousands of…
Sakura in High Park April 13, 2017 show buds in stage 3 and 4

Sakura Watch, April 14, 2017 see cherry blossom bloom dates get closer

Sakura Watch, April 14, 2017 see cherry blossom bloom dates get closer as significant sakura bud development have ramped up to stage 3 and even stage 4 throughout the park. Look at the photos taken Thursday afternoon and we can verify the…
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Sakura Watch, April 8, 2017 show signs of bud progress

Sakura Watch, April 8, 2017 show signs of bud progress as nearly all the sakura cherry blossom trees seen in High Park have entered the second stage of development. Tell tale signs of green tops, bulbous round shapes and bronze coloured…
Blossom buds show first signs of green tips - March 31, 2017

Sakura Watch, April 1, 2017 blossom buds begin the next stage

Sakura Watch, April 1, 2017 blossom buds begin the next stage of development. Green tips are more obvious across many blossom buds and demonstrate the progress is slowly moving along. Tips and Weather Weather continues to be a key factor…

Sakura Watch, March 26, 2017 see little change in buds

Sakura Watch, March 26, 2017 see little change in buds throughout High Park. Though the buds do look healthy with a full round shape, they are still slowly developing. Best estimates would be they are still in the first stage and getting…
Sakura Watch March 17, 2017 show sakura / cherry blossom buds still looking good after last snowfall.

Sakura Watch, March 19, 2017 show buds survived latest snowfall

Sakura Watch, March 19, 2017 show buds survived latest snowfall in Toronto this past week. We were lucky the snow and cold that hit other parts of Southern Ontario mostly passed over us. The buds were still closed and well protected from…
Sakura Watch logo on sakura bud photo March 10, 2017
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Sakura Watch 2017 Begins!

Sakura Watch 2017 begins this month! After last year's bust of no flowers, many are hopeful for a much more fulfilling bloom this year. How will 2017 compare to 2016? Let's begin by examining a few early factors. The Weather This year's…
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Video: National Post interviews Sakura Steve

Video: National Post interviews Sakura Steve about the lack of cherry blossoms in High Park this year and have posted an article with a 5 min video giving many the first chance to meet the man behind the Sakura in High Park website. The…
Akebono / Fugenzo blossoms starting to bloom in High Park on May 13, 2016
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Sakura Watch, May 20, 2016 - No Cherry Blossoms to see this holiday weekend

  Sakura Watch, May 20, 2016 - No Cherry Blossoms to see this holiday weekend is what you will need to keep in mind when heading to High Park this May long weekend. This is a reminder to those who haven't yet heard the bad news…