A CHERRY BLOSSOM IN JANUARY
When I young there were no Cherry Blossoms in flower before April or May so I was surprised to see one today. In fact I came across another one on Belgrave Road near the Beechwod Tram stop.
Using Google’s Bard AI I asked if cherry blossoms grow in Ireland and I have included the answer below:
Yes, cherry blossoms grow in Ireland. They are a popular ornamental tree in the country, and there are many places where you can see them in bloom. The peak bloom time for cherry blossoms in Ireland is typically between late April and early May. However, the exact timing can vary from year to year depending on the weather conditions.
Here are some of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Ireland:
Herbert Park, Dublin: This park has one of the largest collections of cherry blossom trees in Ireland. The trees are planted along the pathways, creating a beautiful tunnel of blossoms.
St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: This park is another popular spot to see cherry blossom trees in bloom. The trees are located near the lake and the National Gallery of Ireland.
Trinity College Dublin: This historic university is home to a number of cherry blossom trees, which can be seen in bloom around the campus.
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: These gardens are home to a variety of cherry blossom trees, including some rare and unusual species.
Carlow Arboretum: This arboretum is located about an hour’s drive from Dublin and has a large collection of cherry blossom trees, including some weeping varieties.