Cherry blossoms in Illinois are a lovely sign of early spring and warmer days. As a rule of thumb, sakura blooms happen in this state during the first two weeks of April. However, the peak season may sometimes be a bit later—in late April-early May. This natural display is incredibly tender: the flowers bloom only for a week or two, making cherry blossoms so desired to be seen. Check out this article to find out the best spots to see this spectacle.
Cherry blossom in Urbana
To get the best out of the cherry blossom season in Illinois, we recommend you take a stroll down Cherry Tree Allée at the University of Illinois Arboretum, Urbana. The trees are an extension of the gardens at Japan House at the University of Illinois. Check out the Japan House’s annual “sakura watch” posts on their website and social media to get to this spot right for the peak blooming season. And yes, the setting in Cherry Tree Allée is literally jaw-dropping.
Cherry blossom in Jackson Park, Chicago
Located just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, Jackson Park is Chicago’s most popular place for enjoying cherry blossoms. Over 160 cherry trees bloom brightly every spring. The color of the flowers varies from white to deep pink, creating a breathtaking view everyone falls in love with. To get more information about cherry blossoms in Chicago, click here. We’ve prepared a helpful article for you.