On May 25, 2018 we said: Blooming is all finished for 2018, a normal year for timing, and a very nice year for flowers.

Well, it’s June now, and it’s  weirdness month for ‘Shiro-fugen’ flowers. Most trees will have some old flowers still hanging on, with leafy-looking bits growing from the centres, and green appearing on the petals. And there will be some new flowers too, with all their colour permutations. Wendy Cutler took this photo along English Bay on June 12.

We usually feature paintings here for the winter. If you would like to submit some for consideration, send them to [email protected]. In the meantime, here is a pseudo-painting of ‘Kanzan’ taken at Ron Basford Park, based on a photo by Shirley Willard.  Until next year, you can practice recognizing the cherry cultivars by the tree shape and leaves, and check your guesses on the  festival map.

Blossom photos that have been featured here and on the festival blog are being collected in our Blossoms Photo Gallery (you can navigate to it from the About pages). Photo names have the date, location, cultivar and photographer name. The Photo Gallery page also has albums of Favourite Streets and Parks, photos that have appeared on this Blooming Now page from this and previous years.

Festival Favourites in bloom

Some of our festival favourite photo-op locations were shown here, but alas, these have all finished blooming for 2018.  Red markers on our festival map show all our favourite locations. Have a look at what our scouts have posted in our Neighbourhood Blogs.​​​​

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

Locations featured here this year but are no longer in bloom are posted here for reference.

  West End / Stanley Park ‘Shiro-fugen’

Aquatic Centre
Bloom Dates: Apr 24 to May 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
  West End / Stanley Park ‘Shiro-fugen’

Stanley Park near the Cenotaph
Bloom Dates: Apr 24 to May 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
  Grandview-Woodland ‘Shiro-fugen’

Salisbury and Venables
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Grandview-Woodland
  Burnaby ‘Shiro-fugen’

Burnaby Civic Square
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 23

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Dunbar ‘Kanzan’

18th and Crown
Bloom Dates: Apr 25  to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
  West Vancouver ‘Kanzan’

Taylor Way
Bloom Dates: Apr 25  to May 8

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Vancouver
  UBC ‘Taki-nioi’

Nitobe Garden
Bloom Dates: Apr 19 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for UBC
  West Point Grey avium ‘Plena’

11th and Highbury
Bloom Dates: Apr 21 to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Point Grey
  Sunset avium ‘Plena’

E. 51st, Fraser to Ross
Bloom Dates: Apr 21 to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
  Strathcona ‘Kanzan’

Vernon and Adanac
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Strathcona
  Renfrew-Collingwood ‘Kanzan’

28th and Penticton
Bloom Dates: Apr 24 to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Renfrew-Collingwood
  Fairview ‘Kanzan’

Seawall at Granville Island
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview
  Victoria-Fraserview ‘Ichiyo’

Vivian Drive south of Brighton Place
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
  UBC ‘Tai-haku’

UBC Botanical Garden entrance
Bloom Dates: Apr 13 to Apr 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for UBC
  Fairview ‘Ukon’

Charleston Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 13 to Apr 27

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview
  Burnaby ‘Shirotae’

Bonsor at Central
Bloom Dates: Apr 12 to Apr 22

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
  West End / Stanley Park ‘Shirotae’

Stanley Park Cenotaph
Bloom Dates: Apr 10 to Apr 23

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
  Kitsilano ‘Tai-haku’

Seaforth Peace Park at Burrard and Cornwall
Bloom Dates: Apr 13 to Apr 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
Kerrisdale ‘Akebono’

Maple Grove Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
Hastings-Sunrise ‘Akebono’

Graveley and Windermere
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Hastings-Sunrise
Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Watling at Grey
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
New Westminster ‘Akebono’

Richard McBride Elementary
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for New Westminster
Shaughnessy  ‘Beni-shidare’

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Bloom Dates: Apr 4 to Apr 15

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Shaughnessy
Kerrisdale  ‘Yae-beni-shidare’

45th and Mackenzie
Bloom Dates: Mar 30 to Apr 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
West End / Stanley Park  ‘Akebono’

Rose Garden
Bloom Dates:Mar 29 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
Sunset  ‘Afterglow’

Prince Edward and E. 61st
Bloom Dates:Mar 31 to Apr 11

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
Downtown ‘Akebono’

Bayshore Drive and Denman
Bloom Dates:Mar 31 to Apr 15

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
Kerrisdale ‘Somei-yoshino’

Marine Crescent and 50th
Bloom Dates:Mar 27  to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
Kerrisdale ‘Accolade’

50th and Marine Crescent
Bloom Dates:Mar 24 to Apr 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
Richmond  ‘Akebono’

Garry Point Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
Kerrisdale ‘Pandora’

Arbutus and 51st
Bloom Dates:Mar 25 to Apr 8

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
Burnaby ‘Whitcomb’

Sussex Avenue
Bloom Dates:Mar 11 to Mar 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20180316_ayshire_whitcomb_tremblay_IMG_7886 Burnaby ‘Whitcomb’

Ayrshire Drive
Bloom Dates:Mar 11 to Mar 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Grandview-Woodland ‘Whitcomb’

McSpadden Park, 5th and Victoria
Bloom Dates:Mar 11 to Mar 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Grandview-Woodland
Richmond ‘Whitcomb’

Hazelbridge and Alexander
Bloom Dates:Mar 11 to Mar 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
  Sunset ‘Whitcomb’

59th and Main
Bloom Dates: Mar 11 to Mar 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
West End ‘Whitcomb’

Nicola and Beach
Bloom Dates: Feb 10 to Mar 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
West End ‘Whitcomb’

Nicola and Pendrell mini-park
Bloom Dates: Feb 10 to Mar 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park