On April 16, 2019. Mid-season trees are fully open everywhere, and late season trees all have some open flowers. This part of the month lacks the wash of colour from streets lined with a run of the same type of cherries, so we get to focus more on the individual trees. ‘Shirotae’ have almost finished, and there are some impressive stands of ‘Tai-haku’ right now. You have to focus right up close to see the tiny flowers on this Schmitt Cherry captured by Lisa Lennie at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

You can look for other Schmitt Cherry 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 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.​​​​

Oakridge  ‘Ukon’

Cambie at 45th
Bloom Dates: Apr 14 to Apr 24

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Oakridge
UBC  ‘Tai-haku’

UBC Botanical Garden, on Marine Drive
Bloom Dates: Apr 8 to Apr 19

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

16th, Dunbar to Crown
Bloom Dates: Apr 8 to Apr 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for West Point Grey
Kitsilano ‘Tai-haku’

Burrard at Cornwall
Bloom Dates: Apr 5 to Apr 19

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Kitsilano
Richmond ‘Akebono’

Terra Nova Housing Co-op
Bloom Dates: Apr 5 to Apr 19

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

60th and Manitoba
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Marpole
Hastings-Sunrise ‘Akebono’

Graveley from Lillooet to Windermere
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Hastings-Sunrise
Burnaby ‘Akebono’

Southoaks Crescent
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Burnaby

Festival Favourites no longer in bloom

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

Richmond ‘Akebono’

Garry Point Park
Bloom Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Richmond
Sunset ‘Afterglow’

Prince Edward and 61st
Bloom Dates: Apr 3 to Apr 14

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset

Prince Edward at 59th

Sunset ‘Akebono’

Prince Edward and 59th
Bloom Dates: Apr 2 to Apr 17

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
Sunset ‘Somei-yoshino’

59th and Fraser
Bloom Dates: Mar 31 to Apr 13

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Sunset
Oakridge ‘Accolade’

Laurel between 52nd and 54th
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Oakridge
Accolade cherry blossoms at Vancouver City Hall Mount Pleasant ‘Accolade’

Vancouver City Hall
Bloom Dates: Mar 29 to Apr 12

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Mount Pleasant
Downtown ‘Akebono’

David Lam Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 27 to Apr 16

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

Aquatic Centre
Bloom Dates: Mar 23 to Apr 12

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

McSpadden Park
Bloom Dates: Mar 19 to Apr 6

Read more at the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Grandview-Woodland
Burnaby ‘Whitcomb’

Ayshire and Arvin Court
Bloom Dates: Mar 19 to Apr 6

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

Nicola mini-park at Pendrell
Bloom Dates: Jan 11 to Apr 6

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