Spring is almost here, which means the ethereal cherry blossom season is approaching. These delicate blooms of pink and white only blossom for a few precious weeks in spring. So, we’ve found some incredible places around Melbourne that feature beautiful cherry blossoms to help you get prepared. Here are some gorgeous places to gaze at cherry blossoms around Melbourne and Victoria this spring.
1. CherryHill Orchards Blossom Festival
Drive out to the Yarra Valley and celebrate spring at the Blossom Festival by CherryHill Orchards. Take your family, your friends, and even your dog, and explore the stunning rows of blooming cherry trees. During the festival, there will be workshops to try, delicious food to eat, photography packages and more. This year, the Cherry Blossom Festival will run from September 17 to October 2.
2. Blue Hill Cherry Blossom Show
Blue Hills in Silvan is throwing their first ever Cherry Blossom Show this year. Feel a touch of whimsy at this cherry farm, and discover a fairy garden, stunning flowers, music and face painting. The Cherry Blossom Show will run from Tuesday September 20 to Sunday October 2.
3. Banksia Park Cherry Grove
This park in Bulleen features a gorgeous cherry grove. In 1980, the Japanese government donated 100 flowering trees to mark the visit of their Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira to Victoria. These trees are now looked after by hardworking volunteers and rangers from Parks Victoria, leading to picturesque cherry blossoms during spring.
4. Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
This massive botanic garden in Olinda is well known for its massive collection of rhododendrons, but it has other wonderful plants too, including azaleas, camellias and, yes, cherry blossoms. Due to the high altitude of the garden, the cherry trees blossom slightly later in the year than they do in the suburbs of Melbourne. So, if you’ve missed the window closer to home, driving to this garden is definitely worth a shot!
5. The Garden at Broughton Hall
Escape to this stunning four-acre garden in Jindivick. Wander through the grounds and discover stunning plants, secluded spots and dramatic views. Then, admire the blooming cherry blossoms. This garden will reopen to the public from September 1 to December 20, on Thursdays to Sundays.
6. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
These gardens in Sherbroke feature an ornamental lake, an old boathouse, and plenty of shady trees. In spring, the gardens are filled with blooming blossoms from cherry trees, as well as azaleas, camelias and other bright blooms.
7. Alowyn Gardens
These beautiful gardens in the Yarra Valley are known for their dramatic wisteria archway in October. Stretching out across 7 acres, there’s also have plenty of other shrubs, flowers and trees to discover. Pop into the French Style Garden and look out for the flowering crab apple tree. While it isn’t exactly a cherry blossom, the trees are covered in blossoms during spring, starting out as deep pink buds, and opening out to a clear white. The avenue of blooming trees will certainly make for some picture-perfect photos!