Cherry blossoms bloom could come early in Brampton this year


Published April 19, 2023 at 9:46 am

It’s almost time for Brampton’s annual cherry blossom bloom and warmer weather is expected to bring the blossoms out early across Ontario.

Every spring, Sakura trees across Ontario bloom with white, pink and dark rose blooms. The budding of cherry blossom trees has become an annual pastime for residents across the GTA with thousands flocking to parks to take in the blooms.

Sakura trees need a minimum of 15 C to fully bloom and Brampton usually sees the blossoms in late April or early May, but last week’s summer-like temperatures are expected to speed up the blooming season in Ontario with cherry blossoms starting to bloom just last weekend in Hamilton’s Gage Park.

Toronto’s High Park may get most of the attention during cherry blossom season, but there are plenty of blooms in Brampton and the Region of Peel for you to take in.

The blossoms at Brampton’s Joyce Archdekin Park should be in full bloom soon, and the park offers one of the least crowded spots in the GTA to enjoy the white and pink blooms.

Located along Main St. South between Harold St. and Elgin Dr., Joyce Archdekin Park doesn’t have as many Sakura trees as High Park does, but there are usually fewer blossom watchers to compete with.

Looking for an even more secluded cherry blossom viewing experience? Then consider taking a trip to Mississauga’s Kariya Park. Named after Mississauga’s sister city in Japan, Kariya Park offers a quiet escape to a Japanese garden and a small complement of cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossom season usually hits its peak between late April to mid-May, depending on the weather conditions.

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