Where to See Cherry Blossoms In and Around Westchester

Where to See Cherry Blossoms In and Around Westchester

Where to See Cherry Blossoms In and Around Westchester

The magic and wonder of spring starts with the first bloom of the cherry blossoms, or sakura. We are constantly in awe of this beautiful Japanese flower, personified by its delicate pink and white petals. These ornamental trees are said to represent renewal, new beginnings, hope, and promise. However, its viewing time is incredibly short (typically in April-early May). Read on to check out where you and your family can see this glorious flower in and around Westchester.

Psst…looking for more springtime fun events? Check out our Westchester Spring Bucket List: 25 Cool Things to Do in Westchester this Spring

Harbor Island Park (Mamaroneck)

Spend a day at this waterfront beach and play area as you soak in views of the cherry blossoms. The park also includes picnic tables, benches, ball fields, a nearby beach, and more. Harbor Island Park, 60-98 Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

J Harvey Turnure Memorial Park (White Plains)

Enjoy picturesque views of cherry blossoms, along with access to a playground and over four acres of space. This park is also the location of the Annual White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival (date TBA). J Harvey Turnure Memorial Park, 26 Lake St, White Plains, NY 10603.

Lasdon Park (Katonah)

View the cherry blossoms at this beautiful public park and garden. In addition to strolling the grounds, you can enjoy various spring events. This includes gardening, preschool art and storytime, and much more. 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Katonah, NY 10536

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (North Salem)

Soak in the beauty of the 3.5 acres Japanese Stroll Garden. This includes enjoying meandering paths, ponds, stunning landscape, garden views, and the beautiful cherry blossoms. Opening day is on Saturday, April 6th. Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

Cherry Collection, NYBG (The Bronx)

Enjoy more than 200 flowering cherry trees with your kids at The New York Botanical Garden. Enjoy the magic of spring from March-May where families can see them bloom in the garden’s beautiful landscape. Additionally, they can be viewed at the Cherry Collection, Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and at Daffodil Hill. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458.

Boscobel House & Gardens (Garrison)

Enjoy access to 68 acres of gardens and grounds during your visit to the historic Boscobel House & Gardens. In addition to cherry blossom viewing, they have events for families, landscape tours, and activities for kids. Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524.

Hastings-on-Hudson Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
Hastings-on-Hudson Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
The magic of spring is alive in Hastings-on-Hudson. Held in April (date TBA), this annual community festival celebrates the ‘Kanzan’ cherry trees that bloom in Pocket Park. Additionally, this includes performers and demonstrations, food, poems, and more. Corner of Villard Avenue and Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Saturday, May 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Rotary’s 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Peekskill)

Celebrate the beginning of spring at The Rotary Club of Peekskill’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy various children activities, flower paint potting, arts and crafts, face painting, bouncy castle, craft vendors, food trucks, and a book drive. Throughout the space, enjoy viewing 100 cherry blossom trees along the waterfront and walkway. Additionally, proceeds raised by the Rotary Club of Peekskill will go back to back the community, as well as international projects. Finally, admission and parking are free with easy access from the Peekskill train station. Peekskill Riverfront Green Park, 1 Robin Dr. Peekskill, NY 10566