High Park cherry blossoms

High Park cherry blossoms to bloom in early May

The High Park cherry blossoms are on track to bloom in early May this year. A variety of sites that track the progress of the sakura buds peg the date of peak bloom between May 5 and 12. That's around the same time as last year when we saw the flowers in full force on May 6.

As to what kind of a show we can expect this year, the inconsistent weather this spring might diminish the saturation of peak bloom as some of the buds have already turned to leaves without blossoms. According to Sakura in High Park, this was also the case in 2014, and we can expect the blossoms to be similar in scale to that year.

If last year is any indication, Toronto can also expect the cherry blossoms at Robarts Library to reach peak bloom in early May, usually a few days earlier than those at High Park. There will still be updates to come as April draws to a close, but with the sakura buds already out, predictions of blossom dates have been quite reliable historically.

If the long term weather forecast holds, the weekend of May 7 and 8 looks to be a good one, with temperatures in the mid teens and sunny skies. Mark your calendars for a trip to High Park.

Photo by Jason Cook in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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