12 photos that capture the true beauty of blossom in Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 16 March 2018
It's time to think pink in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire blossom photography
Blossom bench, Harrogate by Philip Doncaster
Blossom by the White Lion Pub, Hebden Bridge by Rebecca Greenwood
Cherry Blossom alongside Tewit Well on Harrogate Stray by Gordon Ratcliffe
Cherry Blossom in East Yorkshire by Mike Redhead
Cherry Blossom in Rydings Park, Brighouse by Gordon Ratcliffe
Cherry Blossom in York with pleasure boats on the River Ouse by Gordon Ratcliffe
Cherry Blossom in front of York Station and Hotel by Gordon Ratcliffe
Cherry Blossom, Addingham by Phil Moon
Cherry Blossom, Hull by Mike Redhead
Harrogate Blossom by Philip Doncaster
The Marina, Hebden Bridge by John Cocks
The Stray, Harrogate by Rob McEwen
One of the finest indications that winter is on its way out is the spectacular display of blossom around the green spaces of the county. Most people associate spring blossom to the imported cherry blossom which is the national flower of Japan, however 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.
The most famous example of cherry blossom in Yorkshire is undoubtedly the The Stray in the centre of Harrogate. The tree lined avenues that criss-cross the 200 acres of grassland in the heart of the spa town turn into an explosion of pink in Spring.
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