April 21, 2021. Mid-season and late-season cherries, not planted in such profusion as the earlier ‘Akebono’ and the later ‘Kanzan’, are more like special gems. Here are three more that are not so common in our area. They look similar, but the Cherry Scouts are able to distinguish these. These photos are all by Sunny Chen: ‘Ito-kukuri’ in Grandview-Woodland, ‘Ama-no-gawa’ in Burnaby, and ‘Pink Perfection’ also in Burnaby.

 

Festival Favourites in bloom

Some of our festival favourite photo-op locations are shown here with current year photos and the approximate blooming dates. Red markers on our festival map show all our favourite locations. ​​​​When we talk about Festival Favourites, we mean you will be happy you made the trip to see them to photograph them. When you’re there, remember the neighbours:

1) do not climb the trees
2) do not break the branches
3) be respectful of the residents who live on the street
4) do not stop in the middle of the street
5) keep your visit to a max of 15mins (cause really, how long does it take to snap a few photos?)
6) stay on city property, do not go on private property
7) try to stay off the grass, especially if you are wearing heels.
Mostly – be respectful to the environment and the residents. Remember that it is the residents who are responsible for caring for those trees.

kanzan_firlawn&Beta_SunnyChen_20210421_MG_2664 Burnaby ‘Kanzan’

Fairlawn Dr. from Beta to Delta, Burnaby
Bloom Dates: Apr 18 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Ukon_1405dent_Sunnychen_20210419_IMG_1589 Burnaby ‘Ukon’

Dent, from Kitchener to Graveley
Bloom Dates: Apr 18 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Ukon_Ontario19th_2021-04-19_Blumenthal_7323 Riley Park ‘Ukon’ and ‘Kanzan’

Ontario Bikeway at 18th
Bloom Dates: Apr 18 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
Ukon_37&Baillie_Janice_20210418_121208 South Cambie ‘Ukon’

Baillie, 37th to 41st
Bloom Dates: Apr 17 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for South Cambie
Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Kanzan’

29th and Ross
Bloom Dates: Apr 17 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
  Renfrew-Collingwood ‘Ukon’

15th and Nootka
Bloom Dates: Apr 18 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Renfrew-Collingwood
Beatty Walk 2 - Kanzan - Yaletowner Downtown ‘Kanzan’

Beatty Walk
Bloom Dates: Apr 17 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20210417_FraserE54_Ichiyo_Eng_4982 Sunset ‘Ichiyo’

Fraser and 54th
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 28

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
https://www.vcbf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/20210415_E54Elliott_Tai-haku_Eng_4824.jpeg Victoria-Fraserview ‘Tai-haku’

Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith Elementary
Bloom Dates: Apr 11 to Apr 21

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
Ukon_falsecreek_Janiclin_20210413_173040 Fairview ‘Ukon’

Charleston Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to May 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview

 

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

These trees were reported here earlier, are not longer in bloom now. They are shown here just for reference.

 202104123_DumfriesE37_Shirotae_Eng_4708 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Shirotae’

Kensington Community Centre
Bloom Dates: Apr 6 to Apr 21

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Shirotae_Stanley Park_Japanese War Memorial Path_llennie_20210411_160431 West End / Stanley Park ‘Shirotae’

Stanley Park walkway to Japanese Memorial
Bloom Dates: Apr 7 to Apr 21

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
Akebono _DunlopCharles_SunnyChen_20210412_IMG_9733 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Charles and Dunlop
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Akebono_QE park, duck pond east side of road_llennie_20210408_140752 Riley Park ‘Somei-yoshino’ and ‘Akebono’

Queen Elizabeth Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
Akebono_HorseshoeBayFerry_GeorgiaStrait_20210409_F28D24EB80AD West Vancouver ‘Akebono’

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Vancouver
Akebono_GarryPointPark_Veronica_20210405_page5 Richmond ‘Akebono’

Garry Point Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
20210408_AustreyMcHardy_Akebono_Eng_4519 Renfrew-Collingwood ‘Akebono’

Austrey and McHardy
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Renfrew-Collingwood
20210405_W64Ash_Akebono_Eng_4431 Marpole ‘Akebono’

W. 64th and Ash
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
20210404_VanDusen_Beni-S_Eng_4394 Shaughnessy ‘Beni-shidare’

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Shaughnessy
20210403_E41Stirling_Somei Victoria-Fraserview ‘Somei-yoshino’

41st, Gladstone to Stirling
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 8

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
20210402_LillooetE27_SomeiY_Eng_4289 Renfrew-Collingwood ‘Somei-yoshino’

Windemere Secondary’s entranceway at Lillooet and E. 27th
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 8

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Renfrew-Collingwood
20210402_W37Highbury_Akebono_Eng_4277 Dunbar-Southlands ‘Akebono’

West 37th, Highbury to Wallace
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
20210401_GeorgiaMadison_Akebono_Huang_161433 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

East Georgia from Boundary to Willingdon
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
Akebono_22ndWindsor_2021-04-01_Blumenthal_7105 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Akebono’

22nd and Windsor
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 16

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
20210329 - David Lam Park 1 - Akebono - Yaletowner Downtown ‘Akebono’

David Lam Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 26 to Apr 14

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20210329_E35Culloden_BeniShidare_Eng_4155 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Beni-shidare’

35th near Culloden
Bloom Dates: Mar 23 to Apr 4

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Pandora_8655 Jones St._MinalMaIMG_20210322_173738 Richmond ‘Pandora’

Jones Rd
Bloom Dates: Mar 22 to Apr 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
20210324_5560MinoruBlvd_Shosar_manalma_182104 Richmond  ‘Shosar’

Minoru Blvd
Bloom Dates: Mar 23 to Mar 31

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
Accolade_ChilcoNelson_Cutler_20210322_155529 West End ‘Accolade’

Chilco from Nelson to Comox
Bloom Dates: Mar 16 to Apr 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
Accolade_VancouverCityHall_LindaPoole_20210315_IMG_2446 Fairview ‘Accolade’

Vancouver City Hall
Bloom Dates: Mar 16 to Apr 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview
20210312_59thmain_whitcomb_JaniceLin_164540 Sunset ‘Whitcomb’

W 59th, Main to Prince Edward
Bloom Dates: Mar 7 to Mar 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
Accolade_BeachThurlow_Cutler_20210315_152546 West End ‘Accolade’

Beach Avenue and Thurlow
Bloom Dates: Mar 15 to Apr 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
Whitcomb_49thTisdall_JaniceLin_20210309_78033923635_o Oakridge ‘Whitcomb’

Tisdall Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 7 to Mar 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Oakridge