Peak Bloom Prediction for 2018

sakura cherry blossom in high park icon Peak bloom was May 7-12 sakura cherry blossom in high park icon

NO blossoms to view May 19-21 long weekend 🙁

Updated May 18, 2018 – Late blooming Akebono and Fugenzo are now the only sakura blossoms to enjoy in High Park as the season winds down for 2018. Watch and read the latest Sakura Watch post for a video walk through, photos, and more in depth details of the most recent park visits.

Keep watching here for more updates on the status of the bloom and what to expect when you visit High Park.

Park Visitor Tips

Enjoy your visit to the park and please remember to respect the trees:

  • DON’T shake the branches because when you do, the blossoms fall and leave the trees bare – let the bloom last longer and they’ll fall naturally;
  • DON’T climb the trees as you can damage or break the tree branches as happened before;
  • DON’T break off small blooms or branches – the more you damage the trees, the greater the chance they will be open to disease or insects in destroying them;
  • DO take pictures respectfully so everyone can enjoy the sakura // cherry blossoms for years to come

Thank you all who respect the sakura // cherry blossoms – your care helps ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy them year after year.

Predicting the Sakura // Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom

Predicting exactly when the blooms is always a bit tricky from year to year. Weather conditions fluctuate and alway move the date from a few days to even weeks then the normal bloom time. Usually, peak bloom throughout High Park occurs during the weeks of late April and early May.

Sakura in High Park - Stage 1 - brown, closed buds

Brown colour in Buds

Late February to mid-March

Stage 1: The first signs of development show small, brown buds.

6 replies
    • Sakura Steve says:

      Unfortunately, the rain the last few days has knocked down all the blossoms so they are done for this year. You may see the start of the other blossoms (akebono) and other plants and flowers starting to come in, but no more Yoshino blossoms.

      Thanks for visiting the website,
      Sakura Steve

  1. Parul says:

    Hello all,

    Any idea if any bloom is still left? It rained last night and seems windy this morning. We are in other part of gta and before we left home for the park, just wanted to know if it’s worth the trip this year.

    Many thanks
    Parul

    • Sakura Steve says:

      Unfortunately, the rain and winds of the last few days has knocked down all the blossoms so they are done for this year. You may see the start of the other blossoms (akebono) and other plants and flowers starting to come in, but no more Yoshino blossoms.

      Thanks for visiting the website,
      Sakura Steve

    • Sakura Steve says:

      Hi Jaya,
      The park had another night of rain last night and your best chance will be seeing blossoms along the path that line Grenadier Pond or even near the High Park Zoo and playground. Be prepared though, as more rain is in the forecast today & tonight, that by Tuesday the overall impact will likely be even less then what I saw this past Sunday.

      Hopefully there will be some still out for you to see during your visit!

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