The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden


The Cherry Orchard at The Alnwick Garden is the largest collection of 'Tai-haku' outside of Japan. Comprising of 329 trees, they all bloom together for up to two weeks around the end of April/beginning of May. We visited on 2 May 2018 and I was absolutely blown away by their beauty. If you can, I highly recommend popping down to The Alnwick Garden this year to catch a glimpse for yourself. My photographs really don't do them justice and I can't describe how beautiful they are. Keep a close eye on the Alnwick Garden Facebook page from March/April. They'll announce when the blossom is in bloom. There's only a small window of opportunity to visit but it is 100% worth it. I hope you enjoy my photos......

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden


The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden - pink blossom

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - garden swings

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - and daffodils

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden - in bloom

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden - empty swings

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - petals on the ground

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - pathway

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - kids swing

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - garden swing

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden  - selfie time

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

The Cherry Blossom Orchard at The Alnwick Garden

Even if it's busy, the way that the orchard is laid out means that it's pretty easy to capture photos without them being spoilt by random strangers walking through your shot.


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 the Tai-haku Cherry Orchard at The Alnwick Garden




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  1. Oh wow they really are beautiful - we've only ever strolled through that bit out of season and it's hard to imagine what it must be like when the trees are in bloom!

    Really hoping we can get ourselves organised and go next year!

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  2. Gorgeous photo's Sam, it's such a shame they only blossom for such a short time. We have a few different types near our house and I'm always sad when they start shedding the petals.

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    1. I LOVE seeing the blossom on our walk to school (also sad when it's gone). I was undecided about visiting Alnwick as the forecast wasn't great but I'm so pleased I made the trip. What a beautiful sight!

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  3. I haven't been to Alnwick gardens for about 15 years! I really think I should go and visit with the 2 for 1 offer. Katie x

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  4. This is exquisite. We arrived too late in the day to justify paying the entrance when we were in Alnwick, but I'm determined to go back, to have a proper look at the place. This really is lovely.

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