5. New York Botanical Garden

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From April through May and September through November, you can find more than 200 flowering cherry trees dispersed through New York Botanical Garden. Some of the best locations to find both white and pink blossoms include Daffodil Hill, the Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum, along the curving path in Cherry Valley and in front of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The Garden has a wide diversity of cherry trees, including hybrids (such as the Yoshino cherry) or cultivars, such as Prunus ‘Kanzan.’ The New York Botanical Garden also has a cherry blossom tracker so you can figure out the most optimal time to visit.