Cherry Blossoms and Spring School Programs!

It’s a gorgeous spring day here in High Park! We really can’t complain about our work location when there are days like today (no matter how many times you get snowed on, hailed on or rained on trying to run across to the washrooms! 😉 ). This weather has also brought on the Cherry Blossoms and folks are excited to experience the spring tradition of Sakura Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing). 

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At this point the Cherry Blossoms are just starting to open. The Nature Centre thinks that this weekend should be the best time for Sakura Hanami. Check out their great Cherry Blossom Tracking pages here and see what we had to say last year at this time here.

We also have our new and returning Program Instructors and Camp Counsellors joining us for some fun and informative staff training this week. I have to say … Our staff are pretty darn awesome!

On that note – we have a few spaces left in our Spring Garden & Hiking Environmental Education Programs for school groups so book your program soon! Our School Programs are linked to the Ontario Curriculum and include a broad range of interactive activities for students to enjoy.

We love spring here in High Park. It’s such a magical time with something new to see every day! Alas unfortunately I don’t think this poor little fella is going to be met with as much enthusiasm as the Cherry Blossoms …

Dandelion

High Park Cherry Blossom – Update

Again a brief reminder to please take the TTC to the Park if you’re joining us this weekend! 

A final Cherry Blossom Update before we head out for the weekend.  It’s getting very close out there!  Many of the Park and Nature Centre Staff have picked their dates for the blossoms to open … Jorge the Park Supervisor says Saturday … Nature Centre Staff are thinking Sunday (I think) … I’m liking Monday myself.  I might be a little late with that prediction but I’m thinking the Cherry Blossoms will be at their peak by then.

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High Park Cherry Blossoms

Just a reminder parking in High Park is limited, please take the TTC!

It’s that time of year again … really it’s a tad early this year … Cherry Blossom season!  If you’ve never seen the cherry trees bloom in High Park you’re missing out.  It’s a beautiful site that draws people from around the world.

If you’re wondering why cherry trees in bloom are so special it’s because of their history.  These cherry trees have a special story to tell!

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