Regent’s Park cherry blossom 2018

Spring has come, the sun’s shining and it’s a perfect weekend for cherry blossom viewing as we hit the peak of the blossom season. Kew Gardens and Regent’s Park both have an abundance of blossom at the moment. I did a quick tour of Regents Park a couple of days ago so I can bring you the latest news. Continue reading

When can you see cherry blossom in London?

If you want to know the best places to see cherry blossom in London, check out my London Parks Cherry Blossom Guide, which tells you all you need to know about my recommended parks – Kew Gardens, Regent’s Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Alexandra Park and Greenwich Park. But knowing where to go is only half the story. You also need to know when. And that’s what I’m going to tell you now.  Continue reading

Perfect for hanami – Kensington Gardens cherry blossom

Hanami has reached us from Japan where pretty much the whole country turns out to picnic under the cherry blossom that marks the start of spring. Hanami (which literally means blossom viewing) is a perfect way to enjoy the good weather were having this year (2017), and for Easter weekend Kensington Gardens offers a perfect hanami spot. Continue reading

Spring 2017 comes early to the Greenwich Park cherry blossom avenue!

Last year I photographed the spectacular Greenwich Park cherry blossom avenue in full flower in the first week of May. This year spring has come so early that it’s in flower in the first week of April, a full four weeks ahead of expectations – as you can see from these photos, taken on April 10th. Continue reading

Blossom heaven in Regent’s Park

With the early spring and the continuing dry sunny weather, Regent’s Park is currently a great place to see cherry blossom. There are some wonderful trees to be seen in full flower while others will realise their potential over the next week or two. So here’s my report on the current state of play. Continue reading

Kew Gardens 2017 – cherry blossom in abundance!

It’s still only the end of March, yet spring has come so early the cherry blossom is already in flower. I’ve been down to Kew Gardens to check it out and it’s good news all round – plenty of trees in full flower and plenty still in bud with blossom still to come. It’s turning into a vintage year! Continue reading

Greenwich Park Cherry Blossom Avenue

Greenwich Park cherry blossom avenueWe’re a week into May (2016) and you might have thought the cherry blossom season, which normally peaks in mid to late April, would be over by now. But you’d be wrong, because the cherry blossom avenue in Greenwich Park turned out to be in full glorious flower when I went along to take a look a few days ago – and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. Continue reading