May 15, 2020. Well, we did it – we got all the blossoms open by the end of April. And it’s all over now. You will see some ‘Shiro-fugen’ flowers hanging on, and they get pretty interesting looking with some new petals and even a few new flowers, so there’s a mix of pink and white on the flowers. That’s all, folks.

Here is a stylized version of a photo by Shirley Willard. We try to feature artsy stuff out-of-season. If you’d like to submit something, you can send it to email it to Wendy Cutler, Scout Coordinator at [email protected].

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

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 were 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.​​​​ The ornamental cherries have finished blooming for this year.

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

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

20200428_LanarkE53_Shirofugen_Eng_2214 Victoria-Fraserview ‘Shiro-fugen’

Lanark, north and south of E. 53rd
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
20200420_W42Yew_Shirofugen_Eng_1820 Kerrisdale ‘Shiro-fugen’

42nd and Yew
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20200423_HighburyW24_Shirofugen_Eng_1930 Dunbar-Southlands ‘Shiro-fugen’

24th and Highbury
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
20200423_GoreKeefer_Shirofugen_Eng_1981 Strathcona ‘Shiro-fugen’

Gore, Keefer to Union
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Strathcona
20200425_CallisterPark_Shiro-fugen_LindaPoole_IMG_1206 Hastings-Sunrise ‘Shiro-fugen’

42nd and Yew
Bloom Dates: Apr 26 to May 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Hastings-Sunrise
20200427_VenablesSlocan_AviumPlena_Eng_2187 Hastings-Sunrise avium ‘Plena’

Venables, from Slogan to Kamloops
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Hastings-Sunrise
20200427_Kanzan_spyglass-place_yaletowner Fairview ‘Kanzan’

Spyglass Place
Bloom Dates: Apr 16 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Fairview
20200425_AcadiaChancellor_Kanzan_IanCumming_IMG_0489 UBC ‘Kanzan’

Acadia and Chancellor Blvd
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for UBC
20200426_ 221aOldYaleRd_Kanzan_Lee_IMG_6162 Langley City and Township ‘Kanzan’

222 Street at Old Yale Road
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Langley City and Township
20200425_12th & Discovery_Kanzan_IanCumming_IMG_0487 West Point Grey ‘Kanzan’

12th and Discovery
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Point Grey
20200424__ 84thSt112thAveNorth Delta_Kanzan_DeborahJones_4 Surrey and North Delta ‘Kanzan’

George Mackie Library, 84th Ave
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Surrey and North Delta
20200421_churchill 49th_Ukon_llennie_182139 Kerrisdale ‘Ukon’

Churchill, north of 49th
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 27

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20200423_1stTrutch_Kanzan_KateGerson_IMG_3202 Kitsilano ‘Kanzan’

Point Grey Road and Trutch
Bloom Dates: Apr 16 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
20200424_W165Adera_AviumPlena_Eng_2010 Marpole avium ‘Plena’

65th and Adera
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
20200423_18th st george_kanzan_llennie_194255-wlc Riley Park ‘Kanzan’

18th and St. George
Bloom Dates: Apr 20 to May 2

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
20200423_QEOntarioW33_Ukon_Eng_1974 Riley Park ‘Ukon’

Ontario and 33rd
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 27

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
20200420_17Aave145St_Kanzan_NadiaWhiteRock White Rock / South Surrey ‘Kanzan’

17A Ave between 145 St and 144 St
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to May 02

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for White Rock / South Surrey
20200419_ElginE47_KanzanAviumPlena_Eng_1797 Sunset ‘Kanzan’ and avium ‘Plena’

Elgin, 47th to 49th
Bloom Dates: Apr 12 to May 02

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
20200419_RiverRoad_Kanzan_KXD_IMG_0738 Richmond ‘Kanzan’

River Road at Lynas Lane
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
20200419_W29Cambie_AviumPlena_Eng_1681 Riley Park avium ‘Plena’

West 29th, east of Cambie
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Riley Park
Kanzan_ButeNelson_Cutler_20200417_144544 West End ‘Kanzan’

Bute at Nelson
Bloom Dates: Apr 16 to Apr 30

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End/Stanley Park
20200417_Baillie38th_Ukon_Cutler_152137 South Cambie ‘Ukon’

Baillie, 37th to 38th
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 27

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for South Cambie
20200417_Heather37th_aviumPlena_Cutler_152024 South Cambie avium ‘Plena’

Heather, south of 37th
Bloom Dates: Apr 15 to Apr 29

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for South Cambie
20200413_KCCDumfries_Ukon_Eng_1232 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Ukon’

Kensington Community Centre
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 27

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
20200410_BlenheimW38_TaiHaku_Eng_1072 Dunbar-Southlands ‘Tai-haku’

Blenheim, W. 38th to W 40th
Bloom Dates: Apr 10 to Apr 21

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
20200410_pacific-nelson_ukon-2_yaletowner Downtown ‘Ukon’

Pacific Blvd at Expo Blvd
Bloom Dates: Apr 10 to Apr 20

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown
20200414_W24Laurel_YaeBeni_Eng_1382 South Cambie ‘Yae-beni-shidare’

24th and Laurel
Bloom Dates: Mar 30 to Apr 15

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for South Cambie
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
20200410_W16Highbury_TaiHaku_Eng_1065 West Point Grey ‘Tai-haku’

16th median Dunbar to Crown
Bloom Dates: Apr 10 to Apr 21

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Point Grey
20200408_RandolphImperial_JosieTMcCarthy_163004_Burst01 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Randolph and Imperial
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20200409_E53Elliott_TaiHaku_Eng_1045 Killarney ‘Tai-haku’

Charles Kingsford Smith School, NW side of E. 53rd and Elliott
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Killarney
20200407_CoqTownCentre_Akebono_IreneCheng_10 Coquitlam ‘Akebono’

Coquitlam Town Centre
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Coquitlam
20200408_E10Clark_Shirotae_Eng_0958 Kensington-Cedar Cottage ‘Shirotae’

Queen Alexandra School – 10th and Clark
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kensington-Cedar Cottage
Akebono_120Street-south-of-62 Ave_DebJones_20200407_1 Surrey ‘Akebono’

Scott Road and 62nd Avenue
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Surrey and South Delta
20200406_Douglas Park_SYoshino_Eng_0904 South Cambie ‘Somei-yoshino’

Douglas Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for South Cambie
20200404_grantplacesperling_akebono_remblay_IMG_4663 Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Grant Place near Sperling
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20200404_halfiaxmoore_accolade_tremblay_IMG_4847 Burnaby ‘Accolade’

Halifax and Moore
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 10

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby
20200404_60thManitoba_Akebono_RyanP_161439_HDR Marpole ‘Akebono’

60th, Ontario to Manitoba
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
20200405_W37Wallace_Akebono_Eng_0843 Dunbar-Southlands ‘Akebono’

West 37th, Wallace to Highbury
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Dunbar-Southlands
20200404_E41Stirling_SomeiYoshino_Eng_0779 Victoria-Fraserview ‘Somei-yoshino’

E. 41st between Gladstone and Stirling
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Victoria-Fraserview
Akebono_RoseGarden_Cutler_20200403_135921 West End / Stanley Park ‘Akebono’

Shakespeare Garden at the Rose Garden in Stanley Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 14

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West End / Stanley Park
20200402_UBCLowerMall_Somei-yoshino_akebono_mccarthy_152705 UBC ‘Somei-yoshino’

Lower Mall
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 9

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for UBC
20200402_Sasamat_16th-to-14th_Akebono_mccarthy_151450 West Point Grey ‘Akebono’

Sasamat and 15th
Bloom Dates: Mar 28 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Point Grey
Accolade_Akebono_W50th_MarineCr_RyanP_0200401 Kerrisdale ‘Accolade’ and ‘Akebono’

50th and Marine Crescent
Bloom Dates: Mar 21 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kerrisdale
20200402_E57Ontario_Umineko_Eng_0699 Sunset ‘Umineko’

57th, Main to Ontario
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 18

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
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
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
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
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
20200404_22ndWindsor_Akebono_llennie_152705 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
20200403-YarmishDr-KozierDr-manalma_D850632 Richmond ‘Akebono’

Yarmish Drive and Kozier Drive
Bloom Dates: Mar 26 to Apr 6

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
20200404_RaleighE47_SomeiYoshino_Eng_0768 Killarney ‘Somei-yoshino’

Killarney Park, Raleigh and 47th
Bloom Dates: Mar 24 to Apr 6

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Killarney
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
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
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
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_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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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