NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

A Guide To Local Cherry Blossoms

By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Don’t blink or you’ll miss them. With our accelerated Spring this year, you have to be quick to catch what’s happening – such as the cherry blossoms.

While Washington DC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its cherry blossom festival (even though many of them peaked a week ago), it’s good to know that our area has thousands of cherry trees to enjoy and, being further north, ours are still blooming. Greater Philadelphia Gardens has put together a handy guide you can download at to help you find cherry trees around here, detailing over 50 varieties, some blooming sooner and others later, giving you a chance to glance before they blow away like pale pink confetti.

From Fairmont Park to area arboretums to college campuses, cherry blossom beauty is fabulous and fleeting – and that’s the point. Cherry blossom celebrations remind us that many of the best things in life pass quickly, so get your Cherry Blossom Guide and take a ride to enjoy them before they’re gone.

More from Garden Reports

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Philly

2016 Guide To Holiday Mall Hours
What's New On The Nearby Slopes

Listen Live