Spring 2014 in New York. The delayed arrival of warm spring weather made for an unseasonally cold March, but it has paid off in a spectacular late April! Flowering trees that would normally have bloomed at different times during early spring are now all coming into full flower simultaneously, yielding a Garden landscape of even greater beauty.
Take in breathtaking views of the brilliant white and pink flowers of our historic cherry collection. Many of our most prized specimens reside in the Ross Conifer Arboretum and in Cherry Valley near the Thain Family Forest and the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, with stunning Yoshino cherries as the current highlight.
Saucer magnolias line Magnolia Way, filling this special area with a warm glow you won’t want to miss.
Flowering Trees Are More Abundant Than Ever!
These small, low-branched trees with large, saucer-shaped flowers yield blossoms that are pinkish-purple on the outside, and white inside. The saucer magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana) is one of the most popular deciduous magnolias in cultivation today.
The Yoshino cherry tree (Prunus × yedoensis) is widely considered one of the most beautiful flowering ornamental trees. The white and pink flowers combine with a light, almond-like fragrance to make it quite a show-stopper.
New York Botanical Garden: 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458-5126. http://www.nybg.org/