11 Places to See Cherry Blossoms and Other Flowering Trees in Philadelphia
It's spring, and the city is in full bloom. Here's a list of where you can find the best flowering trees (and the best selfie backdrops) in April and beyond.
You don’t have to live in Washington, D.C. to experience the wonder of cherry blossoms. In 1926 Japan gifted 1,600 cherry trees to Philadelphia for the American Sesquicentennial, and they’ve been a symbol of friendship ever since. Over the years many more have been planted, especially in Fairmount Park. In 1933, Japanese residents of the region gifted 500 trees along Kelly Drive. And there are hundreds of cherry trees blooming right now along our streets. In this spring full of hope and renewal, here are a few of my favorite spots to enjoy their beauty.
Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Behind Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum
Kelly Drive Cherry Trees
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bulldog Park in Fairmount
800 block of North 21st Street
Miracle on South 13th Street
Navy Yard Central Green
Logan Square/Swann Fountain
Azalea Garden behind the Art Museum
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