7 places to see Cherry Blossoms in Dublin

Nature lovers! Spring has arrived and the cherry blossoms are not the only ones blooming. Like you, we are equally excited to pack our picnic baskets and plan our days out under the flurry of cherry blossoms around the capital of Ireland, Dublin City. We have listed out 7 places to see Cherry Blossoms in Dublin this May. 

  1. National Botanic Gardens 

This lovely garden, which includes a marvellous view of blooming cherry trees, is a wonderful place to enjoy a leisurely stroll this spring. Around 3 kilometres from Dublin City Center, these gardens in Glasnevin, are well known for their beautiful plant collections. More than 15,000 plant species from various locations around the world can be found there. The historical glasshouses, which have been meticulously restored and landscaped, are the gardens’ crowning glory. The Great Palm House and Richard Turner’s Curvilinear Range, both recipients of awards for outstanding conservation architecture, stand out among these.

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  1. St. Stephen’s Green 

 A popular spot for nature lovers in the heart of Dublin City, this park has an abundance of cherry blossoms, adding to the ideal spring day out. In the centre of a busy city, the park is the ideal haven for peace under the greenery. On the western side of the green, there is a rockwork that is worth visiting. The decorative lake, which houses waterfowl, is also there. The James Joyce Memorial Sculpture and a beautiful Henry Moore sculpture can both be seen in the green. In addition to birds and vegetation, the park is home to many other species. The park includes a playground and a garden designated for the visually impaired as well.

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  1. Herbert Park 

Located in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Herbert Park is another one of the stunning locations to get an amazing pic with the beautiful cherry blossom trees for your gram, or perhaps just a serene evening stroll. No matter what time of year it is, this location is a delight to stroll around because it has a lovely cafe, a bustling market, and some lovely pathways to ramble along. The park features a playground, a duck pond, tennis, boules, and croquet facilities, as well as football fields. The park also houses “The Hive,” a facility that can be rented for events including meetings, yoga, pilates, dancing, and plays.

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  1. Irish National War Memorial 

A breathtaking experience with the river Liffey flowing alongside, this one’s another paradise for nature lovers looking to enjoy the scenic cherry blossoms or just chill by the riverside. The park, apart from being a place of remembrance for the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the First World War, is an architectural beauty. Visits are pleasurable year-round thanks to the vast tree planting, herbaceous borders, and subterranean rose gardens. This magnificent garden is the ideal spot to unwind and ponder thanks to its solemn, peaceful environment.

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  1. Trinity College 

A gorgeous venue with cherry blossoms swarming the cherry trees across the utterly bewitching campus grounds, Trinity College is certainly a must-visit in the spring months from April to May. Along with the Book of Kells, an exquisitely illuminated Gospel manuscript that dates back to the 9th century and is one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the college campus is also home to the barrel-vaulted Long Room in Old Library, one of Dublin’s most famous rooms, and cobbled squares and wildflower meadows that are a joy to stroll through.

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  1. Phoenix Park 

Phoenix Park, set in the west of Dublin city centre and being the largest enclosed park in Europe, is home to the Sakura as well, with a number of different festivals organised, like the Experience Japan Festival, to rejoice the cherry blossoms. The park is home to the President of Ireland’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, and Dublin Zoo. Phoenix Park has a particularly picturesque beauty and has hosted a lot of significant events. It is still the home of a huge herd of fallow deer. Take in the scenery from one of the many public hikes and cycling routes.

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  1. Merrion Square Park 

Another one in the central part of Dublin, Merrion Square Park gives you the most pleasing scenery with a flurry of cherry blossoms. Merrion Square, regarded as the centre of Georgian Dublin, is a well-liked tourist destination. Many of the homes, which are primarily used as offices, have plaques listing the wealthy and famous people who have previously resided there, including Daniel O’Connell and W.B. Yeats. The lovely centre park has vibrant flower and shrub gardens. A statue of Oscar Wilde perched on a rock can be found. On Sundays, artists hang their for-sale artwork on the park’s railings.

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We hope you found this information useful and informative towards your quest for Cherry Blossoms in Dublin. We would love to hear more of your thoughts and opinions in the comments section.

Additionally, if you enjoyed this blog post and want to stay updated on more places to visit in Ireland this summer, be sure to check our website. Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you in the next blog post!

Luvya Bhatia
Luvya Bhatia

An upcoming M.Sc. Communication and Media student at University College Dublin, with a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature from Amity University, Noida, India. Previously worked as a travel journalist, content proofreader and social media intern in India with a number of different media organisations. Specialises in working on Travel and Lifestyle pieces for Babylon Radio.

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