Tropical Gardening: East meets West as cherry trees begin to bloom in Kamuela gardens

  • Photo courtesy Voltaire Moise Waimea cherry trees begin to blossom just in time for the 30th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, slated for Saturday, Feb. 4.

Spring in the northern hemisphere officially starts on March 21, but in upland Hawaiian gardens, the budding cherry blossoms tell us spring is already here. In just one week we will celebrate the 30th Annual Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. The official day of celebration will be Saturday, Feb. 4, but you can view these gorgeous trees beginning to bloom now.