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The serene site in Fairmount Park even boasts the ownership of a 75-year-old weeping cherry tree, standing tall and proud by its koi-fish-filled pond.
In order to help you know the best time for cherry blossom viewing in Philly, we went straight to the source and asked the experts at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden for the peak bloom dates this year.This spring, Shofuso projects the peak dates to view cherry blossom blooms in Fairmount Park to be March 30 through April 3 due to a warm winter and early-spring (updated: March 31, 2016).Read on for the 10 best places to check out cherry blossoms in Philadelphia.Surrounded by cherry blossom trees, the Shofuso Japanese House is a go-to spot for taking in the gorgeous pink blooms every spring.The prime spot to check out the trees is located north of Boathouse Row at the intersection of Girard Avenue and Kelly Drive — the trees at that spot hail from a 1933 planting.
The east side of the Schuylkill River along Kelly Dive is home to some delightful cherry blossom viewing opportunities. Murphy on Flickr) Behind the Please Touch Museum, find multiple hues of pink cherry blossoms stretching throughout the naturally green area of West Fairmount Park.