In early May, view the High Park cherry blossoms in full bloom.
The High Park cherry blossoms were in full bloom in Toronto and we ventured out to see these beautiful trees. It is the largest collection of cherry trees in the city and the best place to view the sakura blossoms. The window for viewing these gorgeous flowers can be rather narrow: they last approximately one week between the blooms appearing to being in full bloom. Then, the pink and white petals float down to the ground and we all have to wait until next year.
A brief history of the cherry trees in High Park: the first Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted here in 1959, and another 34 cherry trees were donated in 2001 from the Sakura project. We visited on a weekday afternoon. Be warned: there can be large crowds to view the High Park cherry blossoms on the weekends. Thankfully. it wasn’t very crowded on a weekday. We walked all over the park to check out the beautiful trees and flowers all around.
OUR FIRST TRIP TO HIGH PARK
It was my first time visiting High Park, and Justin only visited in the past in his childhood to play baseball. We both had no idea that this natural sanctuary existed in the middle of Toronto. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and spring was emerging in rich shades of green. We started at the north end of the park and walked south through the main paths and gardens.
High Park is home to a stunning Japanese garden, with many beautiful flowers at the entrance. Spring had arrived and every flower was in full bloom. This rainbow of color provided a warm welcome to the tranquil Japanese garden.
Walking beyond the flower beds, we admired the hillside garden. There was perfectly landscaped greenery covering rocks, a small fountain cascading down into a pond, and brilliant flowers growing all around. Even with many people around, this area was incredibly peaceful.
We continued our walk around the park to the edge of Grenadier Pond. This area was home to swans, ducks, squirrels and birds all around. We could see some larger buildings off in the distance in the city, but this felt like a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto.
We visited the park hoping to see some cherry blossoms and discovered that High Park is a wonderful place. We live near Toronto and have been to the city together on so many numerous occasions without even realizing that this amazing park existed. Even though the cherry blossoms are only in bloom for one week a year, you can expect a lovely walk in the park at High Park filled with beautiful views and lush greenery.
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