Tuesday 4 May 2021

Blossom Watch!

 Edinburgh has many beautiful cherry trees and other blossoming fruit trees and this year they've been magnificent! Though last night's rain and wind have meant that these trees are now well past their best. So really this post is a little late! 

Here are some photos of cherry blossoms in my part of Edinburgh. The trees below are at the West End of Edinburgh, I love the contrast between the white cherry blossom and the dark pink blossom

and a close up

There's a lovely row of trees very near where we live 

and a beautiful huge cherry blossom in North Merchiston Cemetery 

There are wonderful blossom trees in good number in the Meadows (see photos from 2019 here), Princes Street Gardens, the Dells along the Water of Leith and Lauriston Castle grounds (see photos from a previous trip here). 

There are also lovely individual trees around town including this one near Craiglockart Parish Church. 

The National Trust have been asking people this year to join in their BlossomWatch - just share your photos of blossoming trees on social media using the hashtag #BlossomWatch. For more information, including other ideas on how to get involved, see here.


The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful blossom photos but doesn't the gale come every year to spoil it.

eileeninmd said...


The trees and blossoms do look beautiful!
Have a great day and a happy week ahead.