Witness the springtime bloom at the La Cañada Flintridge garden during monthly guided tours (Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 at 11am, 1pm). As for those beautiful pink-flowering trees, you’ll want to head to the Japanese garden. Make sure to check the garden’s bloom status before you secure your reservation; as of late March, cherry trees in the Japanese garden have hit peak bloom.
You’ll also find some cherry blossom festivals, where a handful of Southern California cities salute their Japanese roots. Oddly enough, while some of these fests take place in parks and along city streets adorned with those delicate pink flowers, some don’t actually feature any cherry trees.
Peak blooms are pretty short-lived, so we suggest checking each spot on Instagram for up-to-the-minute photos before you trek on over.
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