Sounds of Blossom

Awaken your senses this spring.

Drifting cherry blossom petals


23 March to 14 April 2024


10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Late opening 10.30am on 31 March 2024

Talks and performances 

Talks: 11am and 11.30am (weekend only)
Please note: There will be no talks on Easter weekend.

Live music: 12.30pm to 4.30pm (weekend only, including Good Friday and Easter Monday)


Kew Gardens


Included with entry

Come and celebrate the arrival of spring at Kew Gardens, surrounded by spectacular spring blossom.

In collaboration with the Royal College of Music, Sounds of Blossom will bring the spring blooms to life. Music students from the college have composed new music, commissioned by Kew and inspired by the glory of spring. These new compositions will be played around the Gardens in Kew’s blossom hotspots. 

Immerse yourself in nature and feel all your senses awaken as you wander amongst the trees – see the pastel colours, hear the gentle music and smell the sweet scents on the breeze. Sounds of Blossom is a chance to breathe, to lift your spirits and to reconnect with nature and yourself.

Meet the Sounds of Blossom composers

Visit at the weekend for more 

At the weekends during Sounds of Blossom, you'll find live music, wellbeing events and talks from Kew horticulturists and scientists. 

We'll have extra live music sessions on Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April). Find our live events at Cherry Walk, between the Mediterranean Garden and the Palm House. Look out for our spring map and guide or pick up one of our on-site maps.

Please note: No booking is required for talks and live music. Both will take place outside and limited seating will be provided, accessed on a first come, first served basis. 

What's in bloom now

Cherry tree in full pink blossom
Prunus ‘Matsumae-hana-guruma’ © RBG Kew

Near the Temperate House, in the Japanese Garden, the Great White Cherry (Prunus ‘Tai-haku’) is blooming. The flowers of the other big cherry trees on the southern side of the Garden are starting to open, while the younger cherries on the other side of Holly Walk are in bloom including the rare pale yellow Prunus 'Ukon'.

Along Cherry Walk, the cherries coming into flower are looking stunning combined with red and white tulips blooming underneath.  At the corner of Victoria Walk and Cherry Walk, the pale pink Prunus ‘Matsumae-hana-guruma’ is a popular photo destination. All the lawns to the south and southwest of the Temperate House are dotted with blossoming trees: apple, pear and cherry.

Catch our later-flowering yellow magnolias near the Children's Garden and along Princess Walk.

Map of Kew Gardens

See the best blossoms with a free daily guided spring walking tour.

Remember to share your snaps with us using #SpringAtKew and tag us @kewgardens on Facebook, X, Instagram and Threads!

A whole year of unlimited nature 

Become a member today and experience the beauty of all the seasons this year at Kew. Plus, enjoy an exclusive member discount of 25% off our Sounds of Blossom special edition Tai Chi and outdoor yoga sessions.

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Wellbeing blossom sessions

Enjoy special editions of our wellbeing sessions during Sounds of blossom

  • White blossom against a blue sky

    Sounds of blossom: special edition Tai Chi

    SOLD OUT. Exercise your mind and body surrounded by blossoms.

  • White blossom covering a bright sun

    Sounds of blossom: special edition yoga

    A truly unforgettable outdoor yoga experience!