April 23, 2017 – It’s mid-season now, and we’re between seasons for the showy flowers, though they are just starting up in the warmer areas (see the Downtown ‘Kanzan’ in bloom below). Pinky-white ‘Akebono’ are finishing their bloom, and the big double deep pink ‘Kanzan’ flowers have not started yet in most of the area.  We get a good opportunity to focus on some of the more rare cultivars around town. Here is another ‘Mikuruma-gaeshi’ at Pendrell and Gilford, photographed by Shirley Willard. This cultivar has actually finished blooming in the West End, but it looks good in other locations, which you can find by searching for the cultivar on our festival map.  You can check out more photos at http://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/west-end-stanley-park.35159/page-18#post-355194.

20170420 PendrellGilford Mikuruma-gaeshi Willard_1340

 

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.

You can amuse yourself on our festival map checking out locations of trees we know in your neighbourhood. You can even practice trying to recognize the different cultivars just by their leaves and tree shape, then check them on the map to see what we think they are.

Festival Favourites in bloom

These are just a sample of our best photo-op locations. Red markers on our festival map show them all. Have a look at what our scouts are posting in our Neighbourhood Blogs.

20170423_Beatty Walk_Kanzan_yaletowner2 Downtown ‘Kanzan’

Beatty Walk from Expo Boulevard to Nelson Street
Bloom Dates: April 23 – May 8

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20170421_Spruce6th_Ukon_Cutler_171315 Fairview ‘Ukon’

Spruce and W. 6th Avenue
Bloom Dates: April 18 – May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview
20170417 UBCBG Tai-haku Willard_0986 UBC ‘Tai-haku’

UBC Botanical Garden
Bloom Dates: April 16 – April 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for UBC
20170417 BurrardCornwall Tai-haku Willard_0591 Kitsilano ‘Tai-haku’

Seaforth Armory Park, Cornwall at Burrard
Bloom Dates: April 16 – April 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20170413 JapaneseMemorial Shirotae Willard_0182 West End / Stanley Park ‘Shirotae’

Japanese Memorial, Stanley Park
Bloom Dates: April 13 – April 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 are here for reference.

20170417 KullahunDr Akebono Willard_0487 Dunbar-Southlands ‘Akebono’

Kullahun Drive
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
20170411 GravelyLillooet Akebono Willard 0361 Hastings-Sunrise ‘Akebono’

Gravely and Lillooet
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Hastings-Sunrise
20170411_QEPark-33rdEntrance_Akebono_Cutler_P1280640 Riley Park ‘Akebono’

Queen Elizabeth Park, near entrance at 33rd
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 22

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
20170411_QEPark-33rdEntrance_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_P1280630 Riley Park ‘Somei-yoshino’

Queen Elizabeth Park, near entrance at 33rd
Bloom Dates: April 7 – April 20

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
20170409 ArbutusSCreelman Oshima-zakura Willard _0784 Kitsilano Oshima-zakura

Kits Beach – Arbutus and Creelman
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20170408_Beni-shidare_VanDusen_Cutler_153247 Shaughnessy ‘Beni-shidare’

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Bloom Dates: April 3 – April 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Shaughnessy
20170406_4thChesterfield_Akebono_Huang_DSC_2926 North Vancouver ‘Akebono’

West 4th and Chesterfield
Bloom Dates: April 7 – April 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for North Vancouver
20170405 BuchananRosser Akebono Willard_0796 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Buchanan and Rosser
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20170411 CharlesDunlop Akebono Willard_0385 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Charles and Dunlop
Bloom Dates: April 9- April 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20170408_41stStirling_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_171203 Victoria-Fraserview ‘Somei-yoshino’

41st and Stirling
Bloom Dates: April 4 – April 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
20170403 MOV Somei-yoshino Willard_0599 Kitsilano ‘Somei-yoshino’

Museum of Vancouver
Bloom Dates: March 29 – April 9

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20170407 GeorgiaWDenman Akebono Willard_0498 Downtown ‘Akebono’

Georgia and Denman
Bloom Dates: April 3 – April 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20170407_Akebono_KingswaySouthoaksCr_NadiaWhiteRock Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Southoaks Crescent and Nikkei National Museum
Bloom Dates: April 9 – April 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20170403 MOV Stellata Willard_0608 Kitsilano ‘Star Cherry’

Museum of Vancouver
Bloom Dates: April 4 – April 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20170402 BurrardStn Akebono Willard_0327 Downtown ‘Akebono’

Burrard Station
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20170402 OppenheimerPk Somei-yoshino Willard_0245 Strathcona ‘Somei-yoshino‘ and ‘Akebono’

Oppenheimer Park
Bloom Dates: March 31 – April 15

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Strathcona
20170405 EPenderPrincess Accolade Willard_0720 Strathcona ‘Accolade’

Pender, Princess to Campbell
Bloom Dates: March 26 – April 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Strathcona
20170402 6757Arbutus Pandora Willard_0441 Kerrisdale ‘Pandora

Arbutus and 51st Avenue
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 11

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20170402 JonesRdStAlbans Pandora Willard_0496 Richmond ‘Pandora

Jones and St. Albans
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 11

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
20170402 W6thAveWArbutus Pandora Willard_0424 Kitsilano ‘Pandora

West 6th and Arbutus
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 11

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20170402 ChilcoNComox Accolade Willard_0354 West End/Stanley Park ‘Accolade

Chilco Mini-park
Bloom Dates: March 26 – April 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End/Stanley Park
20170402 50StMarineCres Accolade Willard_0462 Kerrisdale ‘Accolade

West 50th and Marine Crescent
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20170402 CityHall Accolade Willard_0260 Mount Pleasant ‘Accolade

Vancouver City Hall, 12th and Cambie
Bloom Dates: April 1 – April 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Mount Pleasant