Cherry Blossoms at Ohio University
Ohio University’s iconic cherry trees draw attention each year, as their blooms symbolize the arrival of spring in Athens. They were given as a gift in 1979 by Chubu University, located in Kasugai Japan, in honor of OHIO’s 175th anniversary. Celebrating the arrival of the blooms along the Hocking River each spring serves as a yearly reminder of the 50-year global partnership with Chubu University.
BLOOMS ARE OUT NOW! Visit the CherryTrees to see the beautiful blossoms during the day, or visit from 8-10 pm to see them lit up in the evening!
An easy spot to visit and see the trees is near the Convocation Center, close to the Hocking River. Use this Map to locate the area.
See updated photos of the Cherry Blossoms' progress below and check out Archive Slideshows of past years' blooms.
ATHENS EXPERIENCED HIGH WINDS THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 1, BUT BLOOMS HAVE ENDURED!
Check out our 2023 Cherry Blossom Timelapse:
2023 Cherry Blossom Slideshow
12 Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the United StatesFebruary 17, 2023
Japan might be the best-known destination for cherry blossoms, but there are parks, gardens, and scenic drives where you can see these pale pink flowers all over the United States.Read More
Spring has sprung as the iconic cherry blossoms bloom on OHIO's Athens campusApril 14, 2022
Photographers and student photographers from University Communications and Marketing have photographed the famous trees for those near and far to enjoy.Read the Article