April 2, 2020. Though ‘Akebono’ have opened Downtown (check out Jessica Tremblay’s virtual tour), the early cherries are still doing their progression in the rest of the city, and are holding on with the cool weather; the mid-season cherries are opening as well, no joke!

We are doing a three-day run of ‘Afterglow’, from three different neighbourhoods. The cherry scouts were excited to discover this cultivar in Vancouver ten years ago. Lisa Lennie posted these mid-season ‘Afterglow’ flowers at Balaclava and 5th, in the Kitsilano neighbourhood.

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You can look for all our cherry cultivar locations on the  festival map.

Our festival blogger has been writing good stuff at https://www.vcbf.ca/blog. She has just done a snazzy time-line of ten of our most popular cultivars:

Blooming Now: a visual timeline for cherry blossom viewing in Vancouver

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 with current year photos. Red markers on our festival map show all our favourite locations. Have a look at what our scouts have posted in our Neighbourhood Blogs.​​​​

 

20200330_Balaclava5th_Afterglow_llennie_182305 Kitsilano ‘Afterglow’

Balaclava and 5th
Bloom Dates: Mar 27 to Apr 7

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20200401_E27Lillooet_SYoshino_Eng_0644 Renfrew-Collingwood  ‘Somei-yoshino’

27th and Windermere
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 4

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Renfrew-Collingwood
20200331_vancityhall_akebono_mccarthy_163824 Mount Pleasant ‘Akebono’

Vancouver City Hall, south side
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Mount Pleasant
Pandora_Arbutus51st_RyanP_20200330_194956 Kerrisdale ‘Pandora’

Arbutus and 51st
Bloom Dates: Mar 18 to Apr 3

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20200330_OakW70_Umineko_Eng_0546 Marpole ‘Umineko’

Oak, south of 70th
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
20200330_LaurelW54_Accolade_Eng_0583 Oakridge ‘Accolade’

Laurel,  52nd to 54th
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Apr 06

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Oakridge
20200330_W75Angus_Accolade_Eng_0574 Marpole ‘Accolade’

West 75th, east of Angus
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Apr 06

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
20200329_WoodlandE8th_Eng_0526 Grandview-Woodland ‘Akebono’

Woodland at 8th
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Grandview-Woodland
Akebono_SP_Chilco_at_Alberni_20200329_8110_Nina_Shoroplova West End / Stanley Park ‘Akebono’

Alberni entrance to Stanley Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 14

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
20200325_akebono_david-lam-park-1_yaletowner Downtown ‘Akebono’

David Lam Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 22 to Apr 11

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20200326_22ndwindsor_Akebono_llennie_121644 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Akebono’

22nd and Windsor
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Somei-yoshino_64thFrench_Cutler_20200326_132027 Marpole ‘Somei-yoshino’

64th at French
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 6

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
Akebono_BurrardStation_Cutler_20200325_162433 Downtown ‘Akebono’

Art Phillips Park (Burrard Station)
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 4

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20200323_E35Culloden_BeniShidare_Eng_0373 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Beni-shidare’

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

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
20200321_fairlawnbrentlawn_pandora_tremblay_IMG_1494-wlc Burnaby ‘Pandora’

Fairlawn and Brentlawn
Bloom Dates: Mar 18 to Apr 1

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20200322-5560MinoruBlvd-Shosar-manalma_D8E8205 Richmond ‘Shosar’

Minoru Blvd and Alderbridge
Bloom Dates: Mar 19 to Mar 28

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
Accolade_Nanaimo48th_Blumenthal_20200321_IMG_4311.jpeg Victoria-Fraserview ‘Accolade’

Nanaimo and 48th
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Mar 31

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
Richmond ‘Pandora’

Jones Road near Garden City
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Apr 4

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
Accolade_Dumfries22nd_LauraBlumenthal_2020mar19_IMG_4294 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Accolade’

Dumfries at 22nd
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Apr 4

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
West End / Stanley Park ‘Accolade’

Chilco Mini-park
Bloom Dates: Mar 15 to Mar 27

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

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

Locations featured here are no longer in bloom, are posted here for reference.

Burnaby ‘Whitcomb’

Ayshire and Aubrey
Bloom Dates: Mar 7 to Mar 29

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

Tea Swamp Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 7 to Mar 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
Oakridge ‘Whitcomb’

Tisdall Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 7 to Mar 29

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

Nicola mini-park at Pendrell
Bloom Dates: Jan 26 to Mar 14

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