Chenshan Botanical Garden welcomes later cherry blossoms

LMS| Updated: March 28, 2024

In the wake of the dazzling display of early cherry blossoms that lasted nearly half a month, Chenshan Botanical Garden – located in East China's Shanghai – has transitioned to a wonderful, new phase of floral beauty.

While the pink cloud of the Kawazu cherry blossoms has gradually faded, a fresh wave of later cherry blossoms has burst into bloom.

Recent sunny weather has provided the perfect backdrop for the garden's first wave of Tokyo cherry – or Prunus yedoensis Matsum – blossoms. Despite a brief dip in temperatures expected in the coming days, experts are reassuring fans that it won't significantly impact the blooming process.


An exquisite image of Tokyo cherry blossoms. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]

Staff at the Chenshan Botanical Garden noted that the first Tokyo cherry blossom of the year was spotted near gate No 1 on March 20, marking a slight delay of nine days compared with last year. So, with temperatures set to rise, the buds of the Tokyo cherry blossoms are poised to awaken and unfurl their delicate petals.

According to forecasts from the Chenshan Botanical Garden, the Tokyo cherry blossoms are expected to enter their initial blooming period around March 25-26. This year's bloom is slightly later than usual, reminiscent of the 2017 season.

The peak blooming is anticipated around March 28-30, with areas boasting favorable microclimates likely to see earlier blooms.


For those eager to witness this superb natural spectacle, Cherry Blossom Avenue near gate No 1 is touted as the prime viewing spot. The best time to catch these ethereal blooms is from late March to early April. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]