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Arley Hall and Gardens as well as Dunham Massey are also good." Tony Kirkham has a few recommendations of his own for places to see blossom further south.
The most common in Japan is , thought of as the original Sato Zakura."All trees flower at different times - the plums are beginning to start now, and plums and pears really come through mid-late March."Cherry blossom is en masse in mid-April, and depending on the week apple blossom is late April until the third week in May.Blossom is the term given to a cluster of flowers that bloom on any plant - so people include magnolia, hawthorn and blackthorn as "blossoming" varieties.But "blossom trees" tend to be associated with those from the fruiting "Most people think of cherry blossom because it's the most dense and has a lovely hue," says Ted Hobday, chief guide at the National Fruit Collections at Brogdale Farm, Kent, home to more than 4,000 varieties of fruit tree, some dating back to Roman times.Interim findings into where cherry trees grow in the UK show Japanese cherry trees are the second most frequently recorded after the wild cherry, with the trees' most popular setting in private gardens.
That isn't surprising, according to some of Britain's top gardeners.
The spread of blossoming trees around the UK and the changes in weather in different geographical locations means flowering happens at different times.
"Other places in the region are Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral for a good early show of blossom.
"The first blossoms give that feeling that you've beaten winter and the worst is behind you," he says.
Tony Kirkham, the head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew "loves blossom". "We haven't seen much sun, even though we haven't had much snow or rain this winter.
As soon as trees come into blossom, spirits are lifted." The last three blossom seasons have been patchy at best, according to gardening experts.