A visual treat in The Garden

Some of the Japanese Tai Haku cherry trees in The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Margaret Whittaker
Some of the Japanese Tai Haku cherry trees in The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Margaret Whittaker

Visitors to The Alnwick Garden have just a few weeks to see the largest collection of Japanese Tai Haku cherry trees in the world blossom this month.

More than 350 cherry trees lie on a slope just beyond the Grand Cascade.

The Tai Haku is also known as the ‘great white cherry’ because of its stunning large white blossom.

Just once a year in April/May, The Alnwick Garden’s Orchard becomes a cloud of white, with the petals gently falling like snow.

Head gardener Trevor Jones has underplanted the trees with more than 50,000 Purple Sensation alliums and visitors can meander through the pathways taking in the scent and sight of the spectacular experience.

Trevor said: “Most people are blown away when they see these cherry trees. They look absolutely spectacular and it is certainly one to have on your bucket list.”

The Alnwick Garden is open daily in the spring and summer from 10am until 6pm.