It seems that no matter where you roam in Seattle, Washington, nature has a way of showing up at her finest. Travelers who crave the mountains, sea, and shore are drawn to the Emerald City in the name of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains as well as the beauty of the Puget Sound. Travelers who love to hike and bike can easily enjoy a maze of trails that take them far from the cityscape and out into the great outdoors. Still, urban dwellers whose hearts beat for the city scene don’t have to look far to find natural beauty abounds. If you happen to be heading to Seattle towards the end of March, the University of Washington Cherry Blossoms on campus plays host to a variety of cherry trees that blossom in breathtaking synchronization around this time of year.
Be Inspired by Nature’s Timing
Without prompting or provoking, the 29 cherry trees that dot the quad of the University of Washington in Seattle spring to life in full bloom when spring rolls around. While many cherry blossom enthusiasts look towards Washington D.C. in the name of cherry blossoms, there’s something special about this Pacific Northwest destination where the trees have just as thrilling of an effect. The towering trees occupy the quad of the university and can be accessed at 1400 NE Campus Parkway.
At around 86 years old, The University of Washington Cherry Blossoms campus have made their way around the city and managed to thrive in this final stopping place. The trees were originally planted in the arboretum adjacent to Montlake Boulevard but when construction projects dictated they needed to be moved, the Quad on campus became their new forever home much to the delight of students and visitors. A walk through campus in late March and early April is an experience in beautiful aromas and more intriguing color. Visitors will find that the cherry trees in the Quad tend to bloom earlier than others across the university due to their species designation as Somei-Yoshino. For guests looking to make the most of the bloom, this is great news as a variety of species means the blooming season is extended through early to mid-April. When you’re looking for a Seattle stop that’s sure to inspire, make time to walk through campus and admire the cherry blossoms when you’re here.
UW Cherry Blossoms
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