February through March is the best time to see the flowers of Yangmingshan National Park in full bloom. This mesmerizing sea of flowers brings large numbers of visitors to the park to see its iconic natural scenes. Sakura (cherry blossoms), azalea, camellia, wild peony, peach blossoms, and many more blooms fill Yangmingshan National Park at this time. A day trip to the park or mountain areas for “cherry blossom viewing” is a favorite pastime for many Taiwanese people during springtime. The park usually hosts various events and entertainment during this season, like the parades and dancing competitions. The Paper Windmill Theatre troupe's performances highlight Yangmingshan flowers and local history. A makeshift post office at the venue offers a unique flower season-themed commemorative stamp for stamp collectors. Various picnics and themed tours are organized for visitors to take advantage of the beautiful season.
Cherry blossoms start blooming in the park in late January. Taiwan cherry is the first species to flower. It is followed by spectacular Yaezakura trees that are famous for its lush flowers with two layers of petals. Late-blooming Showa and Yoshino trees flower in February. Cherry trees are concentrated around the second parking lot of the park, near the Flower Clock, and the Yangming Park fountain.