Edinburgh’s Colourful Cherry Blossoms

01 February 2023

From the end of April into May, something magical happens in Edinburgh - pink and white cherry blossoms burst into life, brightening up our city’s parks, gardens and streets.

The Meadows Cherry Blossom

Introduced to the UK in late 19th century, these colourful blooms, which are known as “Sakura” in Japanese, are hugely symbolic in Japanese culture. Representing clouds, due to their blooming en-masse, they are also symbolic of the fleeting nature of life, as their blooms are short-lived.

We’ve loved seeing your images of Edinburgh’s cherry blossom on our Instagram channel and have selected a few of our favourites from all corners of the city.

So next time you’re out for a walk, be sure to take a moment to look up and appreciate these gorgeous blossoms before they disappear until next year!


Princes Street Gardens



Princes Street



Market Street


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Canongate Kirk


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Register Place



New Town



The Meadows



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