In Portland Japanese Garden, the arrival of spring is often heralded by the awakening of our cherry blossoms. Our delicate and beautiful Yoshino and Weeping Cherry trees will soon glow with the whites and pinks we sorely missed during the gray days of winter. To help plan your visit, we’ve created this hub where you will be able to find frequent updates on the state of the blooms.
Tuesday, March 21
The cherry blossoms are still making their steady approach to the blooms we have been anticipating, signs of progress reveal themselves upon a closer look.
The cherry blossom is a deeply symbolic flower of Japan and many resonate with sakura, or cherry blossoms. The Yoshino Cherry is a hybrid cherry and is one of the most popular and widely planted cultivated flowering cherries worldwide. Because Japan is known as the “Land of Cherry Blossoms,” the flowers represent the Japanese people and notably the samurai.
Read More: What the Cherry Blossoms Can Teach Us About the Nature of Life
If you’re as excited for the cherry blossoms as we are, we highly recommend becoming a Garden member. 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, as well as enjoy a host of many other benefits and perks.
Shining on the seaBuson (1716-1784)
Dazzling sun shaking over
Hills of cherry bloom