Trees in other locations are still holding blossoms but are a bit past their prime.
If you are coming to the park to see blossoms in the next few days, we recommend visiting the grove of cherry trees near the Adventure Playground / High Park Zoo parking lot or the trees along the shore of Grenadier Pond, closest to the wooden dock and maple leaf garden.
May 2 UPDATE: Cherry blossom season has almost come to an end for 2017.
Rain and wind over the past few days has caused most of the petals to fall on Cherry Hill and the trees are leafing out.
On Japan's southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, they bloom as late as May.
A second factor is altitude and the higher you go the later in the year will be the peak there.
Today, the cherry blossom is no longer used for military purposes, and has, instead, become part of a philosophical tradition that has spread out from Japan and now appears in many different countries.
In Japan, on April of each year, families gather under flowering cherry blossom trees in a long-standing tradition called .
The cherry blossom is the symbol of Japan, as well as being the symbol of spring.
The blooming is celebrated in Japan with cherry blossom festivals, which are an attraction for both locals and tourists from around the world.