Jan 30th, 2015

Japanese Apricot Blooms Brings Anticipation of Spring

Photos and text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) is trying so hard to bloom. You’ll find it in several spots at the Garden — the front berm, near Hilliard Road, and around the new Cherry Tree Walk.  Speaking of which,  we are in a for a special treat very soon! The Cherry Tree Walk, planted last year, will bloom for the first time this year. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with bloom updates. Stay tuned.

Pink Japanese apricot bloom

Pink Japanese apricot bloom

Vibrant pink on the buds!

Vibrant pink on the buds!

singular Prunus Mume Bloom with buds

Prunus mume bloom just opening!

Prunus Mume Blooms

Here they come!


Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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