IT’S A TOUGH YEAR FOR CHERRY BLOSSOMS, BUT OSGOODE HALL’S CRABAPPLES ARE IN FULL BLOOM

OSGOODEHALL1Osgoode Hall’s 50-year-old crabapple trees are standing in this year for High Park’s hundreds of cherry trees.  Here, in the heart of downtown, you can wander the grounds without hordes of people trying to snap instagram pictures as they do in the Park.  A bonus – Osgoode Hall is open to visitors and it’s next door to TORONTO’s new Peace Garden.

OSGOODEHALL2“The buds start to appear in April, and they’re usually in peak bloom by the first week of May,” says ANNE LAW, an on-staff horticulturalist at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

OSGOODEHALL3“The flower petals fall at the same time, leaving a thick carpet of pink along the lawn and the sidewalk,” says Law. “But the effort it takes to clean up is worth it. The flowers are just so beautiful.” – from the Spring/2016 issue of Precedent Magazine

OSGOODEHALL4Osgoode Hall, built in 1829, is next door to New City Hall on Queen Street West at University Avenue.  The Queen streetcar stops outside the gate.

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One thought on “IT’S A TOUGH YEAR FOR CHERRY BLOSSOMS, BUT OSGOODE HALL’S CRABAPPLES ARE IN FULL BLOOM

  1. I’m so glad you mentioned what kind of blossoms they are, I walked through Osgoode yesterday and just posted a blog post with some pictures but I had no idea what kind of blossoms they are. Thank you!

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