Grey London skies be gone! At Flame HQ we can't ever remember craving the onset of spring quite so much. And little makes our hearts happier than the sight of the capital's cherry trees blossoming into life, filling the parks, streets and skyline with glorious blooms in every conceivable shade of pink.
For some formal cherry blossom spotting, head to Kew Gardens. For the duration of the season (anywhere from late March to early May), the rose gardens behind the famous Palm House are a pink wash. Follow the so-called ‘Cherry Walk’ around to the Pagoda and you’ll discover no shortage of photo opportunities en route.
If you’re in the market for a more informal park stroll, try the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park where you’ll find the blossom towering over the koi carp pond. You’ll also discover blossom in Greenwich Park—climb the hill beyond the planetarium, onwards towards Blackheath Avenue and towards the rose garden for a picnic on the benches beneath the Japanese-style blossom tunnel.