The major towns for viewing peach blossoms are Datuan (Wangting Taohai, 王厅桃海), Xinchang (Xinnan Taoyuan, 新南桃源), Huinan (Nanhui Taohua Cun, 南汇桃花村), Laogang (Binhai Village, 滨海世外桃源), and Zhoupu (Zhoupu Huahai, 周浦花海). All of them have shuttle buses at Line 16, Huinan Station, except the ones in Zhoupu and Xinchang. Local publication Eastday has summarized nine routes covering all these places and an early blossom time table to plan a day trip. Among them all, Century Park is a closer and more obvious option. Daning Park and the Shanghai Flower Port near Dishui Lake also has a large tulip festival going on at the same time.
The best viewing time for cherry blossoms this year is from the end of March to mid-April. Gucun Park has the most to offer. They have 80 hectares of cherry trees and around 90 cherry varieties in the park. From what we've learned on Weibo, the visitors who went to the park past week left underwhelmed. And we expect there will be a big return of those visitors as the weather gets warmer. Alternatively, Shanghai Botanical Garden and Chenshan Botanical Garden also have over 60 types of cherry trees. Blossom by blossom, spring begins.