It looks like I've decided to do yearly threads for these cherries in the Peter Wharton Cherry Grove next to the parking lot, as well as elsewhere in the garden. Here are some of the previous threads: Ornamental cherries at UBCBG was from 2015, I think from the year after they were planted. 2016/2017 photos are at Early Spring in the Botanical Garden - the Wharton Cherry Grove 2018 photos are at Ornamental Cherries at UBCBG 2018 You can query "cherry" in this Talk about UBC Botanical Garden sub-forum to find the rest. @Willard posted the first photos of the UBC 'Whitcomb' cherries this year, from January 11, in the UBC thread. That's at least a month and a bit earlier than they should be open. On January 28 this year, two trees definitely looked "in bloom", while the third had almost no open flowers. I didn't look carefully enough to note if the buds were still closed enough to withstand the promised Arctic blast next week - there is a chance that the unopen tree will be able to bloom at its normal time, while these over-excited ones would have spent all their flowers already. The whiter flowers are older - they fade as they age, so there is usually a nice mix of colours. I should note that these photos are a bit misleading as to the flower size - the early flowers are small, less than 2cm in diameter.