Cherry Blossoms Chasing in New York City

To my dearest:

Hello dearies! I’m back! And today, I want to share my cherry blossoms chasing adventures with you all and share some locations where you can chase cherry blossoms this beautiful weekend in New York. Spring has sprung in New York, and this weekend is a consistent high 60’s! So it’s the perfect time to go chasing these beautiful flowers!

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Roosevelt Island

The first location I went to was Roosevelt Island. I went the weekend of April 14th to see if they’ll bloom early. Also primarily to avoid the crowd that would gather for the Cherry Blossom Festival that would take place there the week after. I knew I wouldn’t be able to take serene shots like these if I went there during festival weekend. So I wanted to test my luck. The blooms were still there, but as you can tell, it’s not really peak bloom yet. Unlike the famous blooms at Tidal Basin in Washington DC. We don’t really have a network to tell us when peak bloom really is in New York. I searched far and wide and couldn’t find much information. So I tested my luck. Well, I would say, it didn’t turn out half bad.

roosevelt island cherry blossoms picnic

I managed to enjoy and set up a sweet little picnic there. It was a good experience and very serene. There were not too many people so I was able to get shots like these without the crowd. You also get the see the cherry blossom buds before they reach peak bloom, which is beautiful in it’s own accord. In my artistic sense, I found it to be fresh and youthful.

roosevelt island cherry blossom viewing picnic pup

As you can see, my pup thoroughly enjoyed the picnic with me. He had a ton of fun. And I must say, the view here is spectacular. Especially when it’s this empty! You get to take in the city view, the water, the cherry blossoms, and bits and pieces of nature.

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Central Park

The weekend of April 21st was supposed to be full bloom in New York. I’d assume so, since the Cherry Blossom Festival was supposed to be held this week. I ventured to Central Park to avoid the festival crowd. And surely enough it’s a pretty sight! There were plenty of different types of Cherry Blossom trees and Magnolia flowers too if you’re interested in that! I was sick, but wanted to catch them in full bloom, so I went through this while having bronchitis. Can’t tell I was sick huh? Make up truly does wonders! But, really I was dead by the second tree, so I couldn’t catch the magnolias.

cherry blossom tree back view

The trees here are all very gorgeous and you can take such scenic shots. You can refer to a full list of where to find cherry blossom trees in Central Park here. For me, these shots were taken at the 74th street entrance location by the Boathouse. Other locations I would personally recommend would be Bridal Path at 90th street, and across from Belvedere Castle. Those two locations are a bit more romantic! The remaining pictures I am going to post will still be at the Central Park location, but I’ll share a few more spots of which you can try to catch these blossoms!

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden

This is probably one of the most popular and sure fire places you can catch them. If you’re running behind catching them, you’ll probably be sure to find them here! I know peak bloom is already over. However, the weather has been mild this week, so you can likely still catch them this weekend!

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New York Botanical Garden

This is another given. But it’s abundance will leave you in awe. It’s a good spot to catch them if you can’t venture to Brooklyn Botanical Garden. This would be my second choice though. Would definitely recommend Brooklyn Botanical Garden for it’s consistency.

Madison Square Garden/Flatiron Building

You’ll find this park to have a good bunch of cherry blossom trees. If you want New York City view with these blossoms, this will be your best bet! Take in the city vibes with nature!

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Greenwood Cemetery

It’s in Brooklyn and a popular location. You’ll find the mixed vibes of beautiful blossoms and white tombstones to be a more artsy mix than you would imagine it to be. It’s actually picturesque in it’s own special genre.


That’s about all the locations I have for you for now! If you’re looking to chase the final look of cherry blossoms, hurry to it this weekend! They are only here for a limited amount of time every year, so if you miss it, you’ll have to wait another year! They’re just breathtaking to the eyes and as you can see, make for such gorgeous photo opps! So, take the opportunity, this warm weekend and go chase these beauties!

Let me know if you’ll be chasing cherry blossoms wherever you are! Or if you already did! Can’t wait to hear back from you all! Enjoy a lovely weekend!


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Sincerely Ophelia
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  1. Anika May
    April 25, 2018 / 5:05 AM

    Such beautiful photos! Central Park looks like a dream πŸ™‚

    Anika |

  2. April 25, 2018 / 2:22 PM

    What fabulous photos! You managed to find the prettiest blooms in NYC! Gorgeous photographs, and I adore your blush teddy jacket. Enjoy spring, finally!

    • April 25, 2018 / 2:58 PM

      Aw thanks Elle! Definitely taking up all the Spring I can get!

  3. April 25, 2018 / 2:57 PM

    These photos are simply stunning! I can’t decide what looks more lovely, you or those beautiful blossoms!

  4. April 26, 2018 / 10:47 AM

    Cherry Blossom trees are my favorite!! Love these stunning photos.

  5. emily
    April 26, 2018 / 11:25 AM

    You and these trees are gorgeous! I love all of the photos

  6. April 26, 2018 / 12:54 PM

    I’ve been to the cherry blossom festival in DC but haven’t ever seen them in New York. Your pictures are stunning though! Glad you got to enjoy them!

  7. April 26, 2018 / 11:32 PM

    Very beautiful scenery and dress you have on! Those pics are spectacular! πŸ™‚

  8. April 27, 2018 / 4:47 AM

    I love the scenery and your outfit! The dress is wonderful so delicate, makes you look stunning. πŸ™‚

  9. April 27, 2018 / 7:12 AM

    How gorgeous πŸ™‚ I absolutely love cherry blossoms, a sign the good weather is coming πŸ™‚ Sim x

  10. Christina
    April 27, 2018 / 8:11 AM

    Omg you are so cute in your adorable pink outfit!! These photos are so beautiful! I love the aesthetic ❀️😍

  11. April 27, 2018 / 5:19 PM

    These photos are just stunning! I love cherry blossoms! We are getting ready to see them in Northern Michigan soon!! Thank you for sharing your fashion and special moments!

  12. April 27, 2018 / 6:40 PM

    AH love these pictures! They remind me of my favorite instagrammer mangorabbit, she’s famous for pink and purples and your cherry blossoms are perfect!

    • April 27, 2018 / 6:53 PM

      I had no idea who is was. Now I’m following her πŸ˜‚ Thank you 😘😘😘

  13. April 28, 2018 / 10:15 AM

    First off you are so beautiful and I love all these amazing pictures! Cherry Blossoms are starting to bloom here in WV as well! They make me excited for spring!

  14. hansbudget
    April 28, 2018 / 10:31 AM

    These are some awesome photos! And I can’t think of a better time in NYC than during Cherry Blossom season, it’s so beautiful!

  15. April 28, 2018 / 12:19 PM

    Cherry blossoms!!! My favorite place is the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and then Central Park. The photos really left a warm feeling for NYC in my heart.

  16. April 30, 2018 / 3:17 AM

    It’s that time of the year again. Glad you enjoyed your stay, I’m from NY by the way. Also, I love your look, especially that pleated skirt. So elegant and feminine!

    Jessica |

  17. Aarika
    April 30, 2018 / 2:31 PM

    Your pictures are gorgeous! I adore cherry blossoms, and your pictures contain such elegance and beauty. Love it!

  18. May 1, 2018 / 2:27 PM

    The makes me want visit New York even more! Absolutely stunning.

  19. May 1, 2018 / 4:08 PM

    I love cherry blossoms, there is just something so beautiful, delicate and precious about them and your photos capture that perfectly.

  20. May 2, 2018 / 1:08 AM

    These photos look so magical! I’ve never been too excited to visit NYC, but your post may change my mind πŸ™‚

  21. May 2, 2018 / 7:28 AM

    I love your photos! Cherry blossoms are so pretty!

  22. justbusylovinglife
    May 2, 2018 / 8:36 AM

    These pictures are gorgeous! Love the Cherry blossoms!!!

  23. Emily
    May 2, 2018 / 10:03 AM

    Beautiful photos, wish I was there. P.S can I have your dog? haha

  24. May 2, 2018 / 12:36 PM

    I LOVE the Cherry Blossoms! These soft pink and white look so beautiful with them!

  25. May 2, 2018 / 3:01 PM

    Brilliant photos. New York always amazes me, it just has something for everyone and is different every time I see or visit it.

  26. May 12, 2018 / 3:02 PM

    These pictures make me regret not visiting central park on my last NYC trip

  27. May 18, 2018 / 5:11 PM

    Really beautiful photography. I always wanted to go to New York or DC when the Cherry Blossoms bloom.

  28. May 24, 2018 / 10:41 PM

    hooray for cherry blossom! i’ve only seen them in japan. wish i could visit NY someday and check out their cherry blossom as well.

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