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Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Texas

By Abi Grise Morgan 3.26.24

Cherry trees grow well in mild climates with moderately cold winters, which makes North Texas an excellent spot for these showstoppers to flourish. In Texas, cherry trees usually blossom mid-March through early April, and at the first signs of their bloom, you have to act fast! Cherry trees will only hold onto their blossoms for about a week before dropping to the ground in a blanket of fluffy white flowers.

Catch the fleeting beauty of Japanese cherry tree blossoms for yourself at these Texas gardens:

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Photo courtesy of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s rich, black “gumbo” soil allows it to grow gorgeous Yoshino Cherry trees. Over 100 Yoshino trees with bright white blossoms line the Paseo de Flores, the garden’s central walkway. The blooms blow off the trees in about 10 days, so check the garden’s social media pages for updates on when to come. In addition to the cherry trees, you’ll be treated to early spring bulb flowers in full bloom, including tulips, daffodils, and Dutch irises.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth

Within the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s 120-acre campus is a 7.5-acre traditional-style Japanese garden with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, and more. Winding paths circle the property, which includes ponds filled with koi. The garden adheres to the practice of “Mono no Aware,” which translates to “transient/bittersweet beauty.” The idea is that if the garden were always blooming, it would never be special. This makes the blossoming of the cherry trees within the garden even more exceptional — because blossoms are a rare occurrence in this lush, greenery-filled retreat.

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Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy

Hermann Park Conservancy

6100 Hermann Park Dr., Houston

In 1912, Japan gifted the United States cherry trees in a gesture of friendship. On the 100th anniversary of this occasion, Hermann Park Conservancy planted 20 cherry trees of their own in their Japanese garden designed by the esteemed landscape architect Ken Nakajima. The Japanese garden is a serene hideaway within the garden, featuring waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths that meander through the cherry trees, Japanese maples, crepe myrtles, and dogwoods.

Find Zen in your own backyard, too, using our spring gardening guide.

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