After a long winter in the Northeast, the Cherry Blossom trees are always so welcome. Not only are they pretty, but they have also come to represent new beginnings. Spring truly is a beautiful time of the year.
Washington D.C. has long been regarded as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the U.S. However, what most people don’t know is that New Jersey actually has more Cherry Blossoms in one park alone than the entire city of Washington.
The perfect backdrop for photos and an amazing way to spend time outdoors, keep reading for all the best spots to view the Cherry Blossom trees here in New Jersey.
Sayen Gardens | Hamilton Sq
A quiet and relaxed park, Sayen Gardens is the perfect place to spend the day walking around and enjoying nature. The gardens bloom beautifully in pink and white during the Spring with Cherry Blossom and Dogwood trees abound.
Branchwood Park | Newark
This historic park was one of the first to officially open to the public back in 1927. It’s also the site of the largest collection of Cherry Blossom trees in the entire country. With so much history and beauty, it's no surprise people flock to Branchwood each Spring. This park even hosts a Cherry Blossom festival at the start of April and ends this weekend. A perfect place to spend the day with family.
Chapel Ave | Cherry Hill
A gorgeous avenue that spans 2 miles long lined with Cherry Blossoms on both sides. Back in the 1970s, Cherry Hill used to host an annual Cherry Blossom parade on the avenue. Today it's home to a 9/11 remembrance celebration.
Warinaco Park | Linden
Truly one of the prettiest parks in the Spring. Warinaco is home to tons of trails and gardens. Our favorite spot to take in the Cherry Blossoms is over the lake that runs through the center of the park.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens | Ringwood
A place every NJ resident should visit at least once, the Botanical Gardens is home to a variety of different outdoor spaces and 10 different gardens. The perennial garden is where you will find the Cherry Blossom trees every Spring.
Spring Lake Footbridge | Spring Lake
The charming footbridges in Spring lake are loved by residents and visitors. What makes them even more special is the Cherry Blossom trees that bloom around them every Spring.
David C. Shaw Arboretum | Holmdel
Located inside Holmdel Park, the Arboretum is home to a variety of trees. We love the way the Cherry Blossom trees brighten up this space during the Spring.