April 23, 2018: We are on the cusp between mid and late seasons now. ‘Tai-haku’ is the major mid-season player still looking good; late season ‘Ukon’ and ‘Ichiyo’ are open or opening this week. The West End has started to turn pink with ‘Kanzan’, with the rest of the area following suit within a week.

The ‘Ojochin’ at the Cenotaph in Stanley Park (near the Aquarium) is in full bloom. Here is Shirley Willard’s photo.

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.​​​​

  Fairview ‘Kanzan’

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

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

Charleston Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 13 to Apr 27

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
  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
  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

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

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

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