All you need to know about the Greenwich Park Cherry Blossom Path
Spring is here, the sun is back and the clouds are clear for the perfect spot to see the cherry blossoms bloom in London. If you didn’t know, Greenwich park is home to an avenue of cherry blossom trees.
Every spring, one particular path in Greenwich Park is is covered pink with cherry blossoms and admirers. Its a sight not to be missed and here is all you need to know before you go.
How to get to the Greenwich Park Cherry Blossom Path
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London SE10 8QY
Greenwich Park is located in South-East London, quite a distance away from central London but right next to the river Thames. A perfect place to spend a day relaxing away from the bustling centre.
The Cherry Blossom in Greenwich park is more towards the south of the park away from the Queen’s house so it is a lot faster if you were to come through from Blackheath than from the Greenwich or Cutty Sark DLR stops.
By Car – The park does offer parking in their designated car park for a small fee. Although on weekends you can park for free along certain streets so do keep an eye out.
Public Transport – The simplest route would be to get a train to Blackheath and walk up north for about 15mins to the cherry blossom path. Or jump on a bus to Greenwich Park (Stop S or Stop T) which would reduce your walk to 5 mins.
The Park is huge, to say the least, and so it is a little difficult locating the path if it’s your first time. The easiest route would be either 1. walking down Blackheath Avenue until you see a straight. Or 2.walking to the Ranger’s house and then walking straight in front of it, through the rose garden until you see the cherry blossoms. You are pretty much there!
When is the best time see the Cherry Blossom?
Its hard to say, because it really depends on the weather. Some years the Cherry blossoms have sprung early, in the first few weeks of April and other times we were able to see them in the first weeks of May. So this really depends and I would defiantly check social media for when the full bloom arrives.
I would say this would roughly be the mid April – Early May usually.
Greenwich Park is open from 6am for the early birds and till 8pm in April and 9pm in May. For updated information check the website here.
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More time on your hands?
If you have more time to spare I would suggest stopping before or after at Greenwich Market (near the Cutty Sark DLR stop) and explore the area.
Its a very lovely area, the perfect spot for you to have a bit to eat and explore the Old Royal Naval College right next a lovely view of the river.