This map tracks blooming flowers across New York

March 22, 2024

Map courtesy of I LOVE NY

Although it may not feel like spring yet, the season’s pretty flowers and trees have started to bloom across New York. Magnolia and cherry blossom trees, roses, lilacs, and tulips will soon bud, bringing beauty and a sense of hope to regions across the state. Celebrating the official start of spring, Gov. Kathy Hochul this week unveiled a new New York Blooms Report, which will track the stages of blooming flowers and trees with an interactive map and a weekly report.

Cherry Blossoms at NYBG. Photo by keroism via Flickr cc

“Spring is an exciting time in New York as the temperatures get warmer, the birds return from their winter migration, and the flowers bud and bloom in both our own gardens and in the many parks and botanical gardens throughout the state,” Governor Hochul said.

“I encourage residents and visitors to stop and smell the roses – and a host of other flowers— while also discovering all that our parks, farms, historic sites and gardens have to offer.”

Overseen by the state’s tourism agency I LOVE NY, the reports feature bloom information from 30 partner attractions across New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Greater Niagara, Finger Lakes, Capital-Saratoga, Central New York, and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions.

The reports will track the stages of bloom, from “no activity yet” to “full bloom” and “past peak” for magnolia and cherry blossom trees, roses, lilacs, and tulips. The reports will also detail spring flower events and festivals, including the Rochester Lilac Festival and Albany Tulip Festival.

New York City residents don’t have to travel far to experience the magic of spring, especially the prettiness of cherry blossom trees (about 35,000 trees can be found across the five boroughs). Take a guided tour of seasonal highlights in Central Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Green-Wood Cemetery, Silver Lake Park, Flushing Meadows, and more.

Plus, the cherry blossom trackers from both the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are back for the season.

View the spring bloom report and map here.


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