One of the joys of gardening is getting to take inspiration from the plants and landscapes you see around you every day — as you walk, bike, and drive around town and visit nurseries and gardens near and far.
Mid-March to mid-April is a pivotal time to observe the flowering trees and shrubs that explode into bloom here in Portland, and there’s perhaps no better way to start off spring than with a visit to the iconic Akebono cherry trees planted along the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. A gift from the Japanese Grain Importers Association in 1990, the 100 flowering cherries planted in the Japanese American Historical Plaza located within the park are a truly breathtaking sight to behold each spring, and we thought we ought to send our drone out on a mission to capture them in their full glory.
We hope you enjoy this footage of the cherry trees in full flower downtown, and be sure to get out and explore for yourself this spring.
Browse our current stock of flowering cherries!
We have an abundance of flowering trees and shrubs in stock this time of year, including a few Akebono flowering cherries like those down at the waterfront, a wide variety of gorgeous deciduous Magnolias, beautiful dogwoods, and more — plus fruit trees that are not only beautiful in bloom, but will set fruit in your very own backyard orchard. We'd be happy to help you find any of the plants you've been inspired by this spring, and many more besides.