The cherry blossom isn’t likely to be in full bloom until April, but it’s good to prepare because once they do bloom we only have a matter of weeks in which to enjoy it. It’s always a pleasure to see and to smell, and there are several particularly good spots in Dublin in which to experience cherry blossom season.
1. Herbert Park
This stunning park in Ballsbridge is a lovely place to stand and admire the beautiful cherry blossom. It’s a great place for a walk in any season. Herbert Park has the highest concentration of cherry blossom trees in the city so if you want to spot some then start here.
2. National Botanic Gardens
Ireland’s National Botanic Gardens are an absolute oasis of green, with splashes of beautiful pink come cherry blossom season. It’s the perfect place to enjoy being outside in the springtime.
3. Trinity College Dublin
On the Trinity College Dublin campus, you’ll find beautiful trees in bloom here and there. Plus, you get to look at all of the stunning buildings should you visit.
4. St. Stephen’s Green
St. Stephen’s Green is one of the most beautiful places in the city, offering respite from city life in dreamy surroundings. You don’t have to stray off the beaten path to see the cherry blossom. Just keep to the path and you’ll eventually pass underneath them.
5. Marsh’s Library
We all know how popular Marsh’s Library is with book-lovers and Instagrammers alike (we’re sure those categories overlap). However, some of the library’s beauty is outside, where cherry blossom blooms beautifully against the backdrop of the stunning library.
6. Irish National War Memorial Gardens
The Irish National War Memorial Gardens are one of those sad, stirring and yet beautiful spots in the city. They commemorate the lives of 49,400 Irish soldiers who gave their lives to The Great War, and so it is fitting that in the spring nature graces thie place with beautiful blossom.