Best Spots to See Spring Flowers in Philadelphia

May 22, 2017 54 Comments

I love how different Philadelphia looks in every season! You may have seen my posts on fall and winter in Philadelphia, and spring might be my favorite season to photograph. Spring in Philadelphia is so bright and colorful, and there are beautiful flowers everywhere. The parks around Philadelphia are gorgeous in spring, but don’t count out spots around Center City! If you want to see flowers in Center City, you really can’t go wrong with anywhere you choose, but here are some of the best spots to see spring flowers in Philadelphia!

Best spots to see spring flowers in Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. is known for beautiful cherry blossoms (and I grew up there and can attest to their beauty), but I would encourage anyone to visit Philadelphia for cherry blossoms instead! They are absolutely stunning here, and they’re all over the city. There are many, many places to photograph cherry blossoms and other beautiful spring flowers in Philadelphia, but here are my favorites, including some off-the-beaten-path places!

University of Pennsylvania

I rarely cross the Schuylkill to Penn’s campus, but I happened to drive by one day and saw tons of cherry blossoms in bloom. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers, so I went back later that day with my camera and took TONS of photos (no surprise there!). I need to go back to explore more of the beautiful campus, but I highly suggest going there when the cherry blossoms are in bloom!

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spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square

I love Rittenhouse Square during all seasons (it was featured a lot in my winter post!), and spring is no exception. It can get crowded there, but for good reason. There’s a great variety of colors and flowers, and I could spend hours shooting there!

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

Not technically in Rittenhouse Square, but I bought these flowers from the farmer’s market there and I love how they brighten up my apartment!

spring in Philadelphia

Logan Square

There weren’t too many trees in bloom when I went to Logan Square for a fashion photoshoot, so I bet it’s even more beautiful now! But just the fountain alone with the bright blue, spring sky is so pretty, and it’s a great spot to take photos. 

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

Delancey Place

Delancey Place is one of my favorite off-the-beaten-path places to shoot. I do lots of photoshoots for bloggers there (you can see it featured a ton in my Spring Fashion in Philadelphia post!), and the residents make the street so beautiful with greenery and flowers. Most of these were shot on the block between 18th and 19th Streets. 

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spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

spring in Philadelphia

These are some of the best spots to see spring flowers in Philadelphia, and I would love to hear your favorites! 🙂 And if you want to get out of Center City, Penn’s Landing is another beautiful spot in spring!

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54 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kim @ Those Who Wandr

    May 31, 2017

    Ah, I was just in Philadelphia but didn’t know about these spots. I wonder if it’s too late to go see them? I’ll have to make sure I catch all the flowers next year 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 31, 2017

      There are still many things in bloom if you’re coming back to Philadelphia anytime soon! 🙂

  2. Reply

    deena

    May 29, 2017

    By now I am a fan of your photography. It is mesmerising. I have to learn a lot on getting my images right like these. Just wow.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 29, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Reply

    Zorica

    May 29, 2017

    These are some beautiful photos! Pure relaxation 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 29, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Bella WW

    May 29, 2017

    I love flowers, so your article has entered my heart. You made some beautiful pictures, and the tips offered I’m convinced that they will help many.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 29, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Zoya

    May 28, 2017

    I haven’t been to Philly yet, but I adore flowers! Delancey Place sounds like an amazing little area to explore and take pictures. I’m a sucker for urban gardens, so I can totally relate to why you love coming here.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      Yes Philly is a great urban place for gardens!

  6. Reply

    Hannah

    May 28, 2017

    Gorgeous photos! There is so much hype about some specific places for spring flowers that we forget to appreciate those around us! Looks like Philly has some absolutely stunning blooms!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Reply

    Miranda

    May 28, 2017

    Spring is one of my favorite seasons, purely for this reason! Flowers are so pretty and make everything feel so lively. Your pictures are gorgeous!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      So true! Thanks! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Ainsley

    May 28, 2017

    Beautiful photos!! I have friends in Philly I’ll be sure to send this to them 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. Reply

    Lara

    May 28, 2017

    The photos of Logan Square are especially beautiful! The sky and the water look absolutely lush.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Danielle

    May 27, 2017

    Such beautiful pictures! I love cherry blossoms so much, we have them in the park by my house and there just so beautiful to see! Great post!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  11. Reply

    Rebecca

    May 27, 2017

    JULIA this is so pretty!! I’m one of those people that takes macro shots of flowers everywhere I go so this is absolute perfection! Bookmarking for sure! ❤❤❤

    Best,
    Rebecca

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      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  12. Reply

    Kristen

    May 27, 2017

    Love these gorgeous blooms! I’m such a sucker for spring flowers. I make a point to find them wherever I am haha

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  13. Reply

    Annika

    May 27, 2017

    I love seeing the cherry blossoms in DC but now you have inspired me to take a day trip up the Philly next spring to check out their cherry blossoms. Beautiful photos!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! You should definitely visit Philly next spring! 🙂

  14. Reply

    Megan

    May 27, 2017

    Love this! I want to take my daughters to Philly, for the American History aspect, but I would love to take my camera for the photos. <3

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Yes Philly is a great place to take photos!

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    Ticket to Adventures / Piia

    May 27, 2017

    I love your photos, very beautiful. It is so wonderful to see, hear and smell spring with all colours and odours after a long winter. Cherry blossoms are so pretty, last weekend I went on a photo walk in Helsinki doing the exact same, capturing the best of spring colours.

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      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 Does Helsinki have any cherry blossoms?

  16. Reply

    Anisa

    May 27, 2017

    Your photos are beautiful! I love seeing the flowers in the spring, glad to know there are so many places in Philadelphia to see them. I pinned for future reference.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  17. Reply

    Laura

    May 27, 2017

    These are some beautiful photos, you have an amazing eye! Love the cherry blossoms ?

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  18. Reply

    Ellie Cleary

    May 27, 2017

    Your photos are wonderful! I really feel like i’m getting a dose of spring just by reading your post. I’ve never made it to anywhere to see cherry blossoms in spring yet, but hope to do so soon! Will be sharing this for others to enjoy! Ellie

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      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Roxanne Reid

    May 27, 2017

    Oh wow, what beautiful photos. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan in cherry blossom season, now it looks like spring in Philly will have to be added to the list.

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      Julia

      May 27, 2017

      Thanks! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to visit Japan, too!

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    Liz

    May 26, 2017

    I haven’t been to Philadelphia yet (I transferred at the airport but never made it to the city) but I hope that I can visit soon. Your photos are so beautiful, I love the cherry blossoms and the tulips most!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 26, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  21. Reply

    Corinne

    May 26, 2017

    Loooove the photos. I would recommend Fairmount Park at Shofuso/Horticultural Center. Lots of great flowers and especially cherry blossoms there.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 26, 2017

      Thank you! I’ve been wanting to go there!

  22. Reply

    yukti

    May 25, 2017

    beautiful pictures of pink n purple flowers

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 25, 2017

      Thank you!

  23. Reply

    Mai

    May 23, 2017

    All those colors!!! This set is awesome. Love seeing spring flowers in all colors. Great capture!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 23, 2017

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  24. Reply

    Pamela

    May 23, 2017

    Such beautiful flowers, and amazing photos!

    Btw, I love your blog! With my boyfriend, we just started a lifestyle blog (seeusexplore.com) and would love if you could check it out. And would be great to keep in touch, have a great day!

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      Julia

      May 23, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  25. Reply

    Eric

    May 22, 2017

    Beautiful cherry blossoms!

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 22, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  26. Reply

    Camille

    May 22, 2017

    Lovely photos as always Julia! Delancey is one of my favorite streets too, it’s so beautiful.

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      Julia

      May 22, 2017

      Thanks! 🙂 Yes Delancey is the best!

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    Amanda Fagan

    May 22, 2017

    These are all so beautiful! I’m a sucker for cherry blossoms and tulips.

    • Reply

      Julia

      May 22, 2017

      Thank you! Those are my favorites, too! 🙂

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