There is nothing that says spring as much as cherry blossoms. The most famous place in the United States to see cherry blossoms is around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, where the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is from March 18 through April 16, 2023. However, people don't need to go to Washington, DC to enjoy cherry blossoms. There are many places to see and enjoy cherry blossoms in the Richmond, Virginia area. No matter where you go around Richmond, you are sure to see and enjoy beautiful trees that are filled with stunning pink and white blossoms.
Cherry blossoms come from Japan and are a symbolic flower of spring and a time of renewal. Enjoy cherry blossoms when you can because they don't stay around very long. In fact, their life span is extremely short. Usually, the blossoms come out around late March and last for about two weeks through early April before the blossoms begin to fall. Some people enjoy eating, drinking, or just relaxing underneath the cherry blossoms while they last.
1. Virginia Commonwealth University campus
On the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), there is a plaza with a big ram's horn statue which is lined with cherry blossom trees on VCU's campus at 907 Floyd Avenue.
2. Monroe Park
People can also see cherry blossoms right across the street from VCU's campus when they walk through Monroe Park.
3. Garry Point Park
The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival returns under two large tents at Garry Point Park on April 2, 2023. People will gather to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, as well as the cultural richness of Japan. Garry Point Park is located at 12011 7th Avenue between Chatham and Moncton Street.
4. Fountain Lake at Byrd Park
A sidewalk trail encircles Fountain Lake at Byrd Park. The small, scenic lake has a central fountain spray and pedal boats at 600 South Arthur Ashe Blvd. as well as cherry blossom trees.
5. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue, is a 50-acre botanical garden in Richmond, Virginia’s Lakeside neighborhood. There is a cherry tree walk along Lake Sydnor on the property.
5. Maymont Park
Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park located at 1000 Westover Road in Richmond, Virginia. See the cherry trees while they are in full bloom the first couple of weeks in spring.
7. Mid-Lothian Mines Park
In the Richmond, Virginia area is Mid-Lothian Mines Park at 13301 N Woolridge Road, Midlothian, Virginia. Take a stroll through the park while enjoying the cherry blossoms.
8. Brown's Island
Brown's Island is an artificial continental island located at the bottom of 12th Street on the James River In Richmond, Virginia. It is an ideal place for sightseeing, and there are plenty of cherry blossom trees to see in that location.
9. Windsor Way
Don't miss out on seeing cherry blossom trees at Windsor Way. It is an elegant residential street in the Windsor Farms area off of Cary Street near Mary Munford Elementary School. The street is lined with cherry trees that are full of beautiful blossoms.
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