Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley This Spring

The weeping cherry blossoms nestled in Boscobel's formal garden are stunning in the spring.
The weeping cherry blossoms nestled in Boscobel's formal garden are stunning in the spring.

Spring is in the air, and that means it's cherry blossom time. These beautiful flowers typically bloom in late March through early May in the New York region. In addition to the opportunities to see cherry blossoms in New York City—including the famous blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—there are some great spots north of the city.

Read on for our favorite spots to see cherry blossoms near Westchester and the Hudson Valley and find more fun springtime destinations and outings in our Spring Fun Guide.

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Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Westchester

Turnure Park – White Plains

This lovely park features a canopy of 100 cherry trees. Make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch, then check out the park's playgrounds and sprawling grassy open spaces. One major note for 2022: The annual White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival, normally held in Turnure Park, has been canceled once again.

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Visit Harbor Island Park to see the stunning cherry blossoms in Westchester
The cherry blossoms are gorgeous at Harbor Island Park.

Harbor Island Park – Mamaroneck

Located at Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road, the 44-acre Harbor Island Park is home to hundreds of Kwanzan double-flower pink cherry blossom trees. With views of the Long Island Sound, playgrounds, ball fields, picnic tables, a spray park, and a sandy beach, Harbor Island Park is wonderfully suited for a day trip. Currently, swimming is prohibited and the beach will not be staffed until the summer beach season. Parking in Harbor Island Park is FREE during the spring, but fees are charged beginning Friday, May 27.

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Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is a place of natural beauty and tranquility and a perfect place to view the cherry blossoms.

Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden – North Salem

The Stroll Garden, meant to stimulate all five senses, has several types of cherry blossom trees that bloom at different times throughout the season. Its regular season runs from May-November, on Wednesday through Saturday afternoons, but see the website for special events and extra opening dates, including the Triumph of Spring on Saturday, April 23, which includes live music, garden tours, Asian art demonstrations, and more. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students with an ID. Members and all children under 12 are FREE.

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in the Hudson Valley

Boscobel House and Gardens – Garrison

Boscobel's beautiful weeping cherry trees come alive each spring, and their blooms usually last for about two weeks. Currently, it's open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to sunset, but it opens Fridays-Mondays beginning Friday, April 29. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 5-18. Children under age 5 enter for FREE. Reservations are required to visit and can be booked online.

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The Orange County Arboretum offers tons of blooming beauties including cherry blossoms and tulips
See the lovely blooms at Orange County Arboretum.

Orange County Arboretum – Montgomery

While these grounds include a few cherry trees in its Asian Tea Garden, plus other flowering trees, the real star is the extensive tulip display that blooms from mid-April through mid-May, depending on the weather. The 53 acres of gardens, trees, and walkways are located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park (use the Grove Street entrance) and are open to the public FREE from dawn to dusk year-round. While you're at Thomas Bull, check out the spectacularly awesome Sally's Dream Playground.

This post, originally published in 2018, is updated annually. Photos courtesy of the parks, arboretums, and gardens

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