Blossoms by the park offer a chance to relax, enjoy nature and spend time with friends or family. They provide a natural escape from the bustle of city life, foster community connections, and offer scenic views that bring all visitors a sense of peace and calm.
There are many types of blossoms, including lilac, honeysuckle, and daffodils. While some blossoms only last a few days, others can be seen from February to May and can brighten up any spring walk.
The best places to see blossoms in the UK are in hedgerows, along forest paths and verges, as solitary trees, and in gardens. While they can be short-lived, they are a special treat to see in their full glory, and it’s a great time of year to share photos on social media as part of the National Trust’s #BlossomTogether campaign.
Some of the most beautiful blossoms can be found in parks, and Texas Blossoms is proud to have planted many blossoming trees in local parks. We are dedicated to making the best of these spaces by creating a beautiful oasis where everyone can escape from their busy lives and find a moment of relaxation.
When to see blossoms in Central Park
Cherry blossoms are in bloom between March and April, and they will be a sight to behold for anyone visiting the park. The National Park Service (NPS) has an interactive map showing which cherry blossom trees are in peak bloom, pre-peak, or post-peak, and it’s essential that you keep up with the status of these flowers to ensure you don’t miss out on a chance to see the pink blossoms before they’re gone!
It’s important to note that peak bloom dates can be affected by the weather, so check NPS’s website and/or the Capital Weather Gang for updates on upcoming weather conditions. The NPS also recommends keeping a supply of water and a bucket or bag in your car to help you stay comfortable as you drive around the park.
If you are visiting the park during peak bloom, we highly recommend taking a stroll or booking a picnic to enjoy under a shady tree. Picnics in the park are a great way to take in the scenery while enjoying some delicious food and drinks, but don’t forget to bring an extra bottle of water with you!
For those with kids, a playground at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in East River Plaza offers toddler and toddler-aged children the opportunity to play while adults soak up the view of the blossoms. The fenced-in playground features lower slides and climbers, monkey rings, and two stone lions to explore.
A variety of other trees and plants also blossom in the park, including azaleas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, and camellias. Some of these flowers are considered native to the area, while others were imported from other parts of the world.
The azaleas, for instance, have the added benefit of attracting birds and butterflies to their petals. Other blossoming flowers that attract insects include daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses.