We visited Batsford Arboretum a week ago. It is a charming arboretum with something interesting in every month. There is also now a very nice tearoom and shop. The cherry blossom was looking spectacular. There are so many species but I think my favourite is Prunus incisa, the Fuji Cherry. The blossom looks very delicate and in the pink varieties there are a number of shades (I suppose dark buds and lighter open flowers) on the tree at one time. The blossom seems to last quite a while as an extra bonus and there is good autumn leaf colour too. This is a rather newly planted cultivar.
Pear blossom can be stunning. Here is Pyrus nivalis.
This is the charming Cornus ‘Ascona’. It looks a bit like something a child would draw.