For many in Toronto, Spring means an the annual trek to High Parkto view the pink beauty of Cherry Blossom trees.
But did you know that you don’t have to fight the crowds in High Park and that there are ample opportunities to view the trees with Scarborough?
Here are three places to go for hanami (japanese for flower viewing). According to a Japanese legend, cherry trees are awakened from their winter hibernation by a fairy maiden with her delicate breath.
Cherry Blossom trees, or Sakura blooms from end of April to early May, depending on the weather. Once peak bloom, the flowers will from 4-10 days, depending on the weather conditions.
Places to find Cherry Blossoms in Scarborough
- Birkdale Ravine: At Birkdale Ravine located next to Birkdale Community Centre, you can find 45 trees donated by Sagamihara, Toronto’s sister city in Japan.
1100 Brimley Rd., Scarborough. Scarborough Pomeroy Street and Lyon Heights Road entrance
- Cedar Ridge Park: View blossoms on the five trees are planted in this location and also visit the exhibitions at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre .
225 Confederation Dr., Scarborough
- University of Toronto Scarborough Campus: Check out the blossoms on the 50 trees in front of the Humanities Wing.
1265 Military Tr, Scarborough