February 15, 2018: The West End has started the season with these ‘Whitcomb’ blooms, but the other neighbourhoods have not yet followed. Just as well, these flowers are being blown off the trees if not frozen off the trees. The colder weather is going to delay the blooming in the rest of the area. We’ll need a few 10C degree days to get the blooming going. Here is a short “Wind in the ‘Whitcomb'” episode from cherry scout Shirley Willard. You can start by doing a search for Whitcomb on our festival map to find locations in your neighbourhood. Find some more that we don’t know about.

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 are shown here.  Red markers on our festival map show all our favourite locations. Have a look at what our scouts have posted in our Neighbourhood Blogs.​​​​

 

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

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

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