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27th Mar 2024

7 gorge spots in Dublin to visit during cherry blossom season

Katy Thornton

Spring has sprung… allegedly.

Whether you’re a February spring denier or not, no one can refute that we are finally in spring, even with the snowfall on March 1st, and the barely above 10 degree temperatures – not to mention I don’t think it’d be wrong to say it has rained every day for weeks at this point. Despite all that, cherry blossom season is upon us. Well it’s nearly over actually; traditionally the season spans from the last week of March and into the first week of April and while it currently still feels chilly enough, the cherry blossoms are there, we swear.

Here are some of the best spots for you to visit those cherry blossoms in Dublin.

7. Trinity College

College Green, Dublin 2

While Trinity is also a hot-spot for tourists and locals alike with its Harry Potter-esque grounds, spring is one of its prettiest seasons as the cherry blossoms come out to make the college campus even more stunning than normal. Go in for a gander next time you’re in town, whether you’re checking out the Book of Kells Experience, or just looking for somewhere lovely to sit for 20 minutes.

6. Herbert Park

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

If you’re in the Dublin 4 area, Herbert Park is a stunning spot for a stroll, particularly if you’re in the mood to see some beautiful cherry blossom trees. When the weather gets a bit warmer, this is also a perfect spot for a picnic, a stroll, and even some shopping if you happen to pass by on a Sunday when their Farmer’s Market is on.

5. Irish National War Memorial

Islandbridge, Dublin 8

Just a short stroll away from Kilmainham is the Irish National War Memorial Garden. Set along the banks of the Liffey, visitors can watch rowers practising their moves alongside ducks and swans going about their business. Keen walkers or cyclists can walk all the way to Chapelizod, on this lovely path along the river. The park also has some beautiful sunken rose gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and of course, the beautiful cherry blossom, for a limited time only.

cherry blossoms dublin

4. St Stephen’s Green

Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

If you dare face the wrath of the seagulls, St. Stephen’s Green is simply beautiful this time of year for their glorious cherry blossoms. This makes it an ideal location in Dublin for a gorge Instagram story or pic for the ol’ photo dump carousel – all you’ll have to sacrifice is half your sambo to the residential gulls.

3. National Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin, Dublin 9

It should be no surprise that you’ll find a stunning view of some cherry blossoms at the National Botanic Gardens, alongside some other stunning flora. Best of all? The grounds are free to roam, making this a great option for a spring walk, be that on a solo hot girl stomp, or a coffee and catch-up with friends.

2. Farmleigh Estate

Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Based in the Phoenix Park, Farmleigh Estate is home to some beautiful cherry blossoms, and opens daily from 10.00 to 17.00. It is managed by OPW, and home to a donkey sanctuary as well as a herd of Kerry Black cows.

1. Christ Church

Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Christ Church is based in this particularly picturesque corner of Dublin, alongside a stunning cherry blossom tree, providing a fabulous juxtaposition between the grey architecture and pink petals. Essentially, it’s a very pretty spot to perch and enjoy for a few moments, or longer should you have the time.

dublin cherry blossom

Make sure you catch these Dublin cherry blossoms before they’re gone again for another year.

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