Cherry Blossoms

bloom cam arrives on campus

Welcome to beautiful Macon, Georgia - the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World! Visit Macon and Wesleyan College have teamed up to bring live cherry blossom bloom webcam views to people all around the world. See the activity in the heart of our college campus and enjoy views of Wesleyan's Yoshino cherry blossoms that bloom each year in March. 

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

Macon's very own Cherry Blossom Festival (usually scheduled every Spring) allows all to enjoy the beauty of more than 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom; the most in the world! We invite you to "Eat, Drink, and Be Cherry" as you "Think Pink" and join in the celebration with events, concerts, exhibits, outdoor fair, arts and crafts, food and more.


Did you know?

Macon native, architect, and Wesleyan alumna Ellamae Ellis League, Class of 1920, designed the plantings of cherry trees in front of Wesleyan’s Candler Alumnae Center and, behind the building, the red brick walk through Fickling Cherry Grove. Wesleyan’s front campus is home to 422 trees, 63 of which are cherry trees. 

Window painting of two pink poodles.


Ever wonder who is behind all of the cherry blossom window paintings in Macon?

It's a Wesleyan alumna of course! Arrin Freeman '01 is responsible for splashing local business window fronts with signs of the season! Check out her work around town.

Cherry Blossom Trees frame the sidewalk.
A Treasure Trove of Trees

When people remark at the splendor of the Wesleyan campus - and everyone does – they often mention the classic building architecture, consistency of design, or the spacious layout of the campus. But what really provides a ‘bow on the package’ is the trees. Since the Rivoli campus was built in 1928, the Wesleyan College property has transitioned from a dairy farm (cow pasture) to one of the richest and most diverse tree canopies in Middle Georgia. 

Whatever trees existed on the original site of the Rivoli campus were probably lost during construction in the 1920s. Old photos of the new campus show massive lawns, indicating that tree planting began in the 1930s with stately oaks along the main quad as a central feature. The wooded back campus, known as the Arboretum, was allowed to grow undisturbed. READ MORE

Not only is the Wesleyan Arboretum an ecological study area, wildlife refuge, it is also a great place to hike.

The arboretum comprises 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest and lies within the boundaries of Wesleyan’s suburban Rivoli campus. More than 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines provide habitat for a diverse assortment of salamanders, snakes, lizards, and mammals, as well as more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds. The Dice Anderson Cabin, and the Ellen Ann Edenfield Pavilion, serve as rustic focal points for classes, meetings, and special events. More than three miles of trails interlace the forest and provide year-round opportunities for strolling, hiking, and cross-country running. MORE INFORMATION

Students walking in the Woods.


Mathews Athletic Center

Wesleyan College offers a limited number of community memberships to Mathews Athletic Center. The athletic center provides women and men with a safe and conveniently located health club option in North Macon. Members enjoy the private setting with views of scenic Foster Lake and Wesleyan's Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center.

Life long learning

Wesleyan's Academy for Life Long Learning (WALL) program allows you to never stop learning while making new connections within the community. WALL offers a wide variety of courses designed to expose you to new ideas and activities in a relaxed and congenial setting, without concern for tests, grades or requirements, other than participation. 


Educating women to do the extraordinary in their
professions and in service to their communities.

Female graduate icon wearing graduating cap and glasses


Of our students have a professional development experience.

Dollar sign icon in between holding hands


Number of years Wesleyan has been educating exceptional women.

excellence icon represented by three buildings with stars over them


Of our students actively engage in community service.



Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

View More

Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

Tour Now

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

Learn More

Join our email list