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Celebrate Spring with the Cherry Blossoms of Portland Japanese Garden

Weeping Cherry in the Flat Garden, taken March 23rd, 2022

PORTLAND, ORE. – March 23, 2022 – Spring has arrived and not a moment too soon. The longer days and warmer weather were sorely missed during a gray and chilly winter. Now, the subtle shades and textures of green in Portland Japanese Garden are being met with bright pops of color. This transformation is happening at an ideal time as Portland’s schools approach spring break.

Weeping Cherry close ups – Portland Japanese Garden, taken morning of March 23, 2022

In the Garden, the arrival of spring has been accompanied by the steady bloom of cherry blossoms. The delicate and ephemeral beauty of these cherished trees is stirring, and our Yoshino and Weeping Cherry trees will soon glow with joyful white and pink colors. What better place to come embrace the start of a new season then at Portland Japanese Garden? The seasonal blooms, as lovely as they are fleeting, remind us to pause our busy lives and be present in the moment.

Buds appearing on our Yoshino cherry blossom by the Umami Café – taken March 22nd, 2022

For those interested in tracking the progress of the cherry blossoms, people can go to Portland Japanese Garden’s Instagram account and our website, where frequent updates will be posted. We highly recommend becoming a Garden member ahead of the full bloom. Not only will you be able to make regular visits to see the progress of our cherry blossoms in person, you’ll be able to view them during exclusive hours, and enjoy a host of many other benefits and perks.

Estimated Full Blooms*:

Flat Garden Weeping Cherry: late March

Cherry Tree Hill: late March/early April *This can vary depending on the year. Don’t hesitate to reach out to get an update

Visual Assets:

Photos of Portland Japanese Garden (photo credit in file name) 

Media Contacts:    

Will Lerner | 503-542-9351 |

About Portland Japanese Garden:  

Portland Japanese Garden is a nonprofit organization originally founded in 1963 as a place for cross-cultural understanding following World War II. A hallmark in the City of Portland, the Garden was founded on the ideals of peace and mutual understanding between peoples and cultures. Portland Japanese Garden is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan and the foremost Japanese cultural organization in North America.