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What is Cosplay?

Cosplay Fashion Show

As many of you who have attended BBG’s Sakura Matsuri in years past have noticed, something very unique is drawing in a different crowd: a multicultural swath of people young and old coming to the annual celebration of Japanese cherry blossoms in strange, sometimes exotic, garments. This phenomenon is known as

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Cherry Esplanade in Bloom

Cherry Esplanade

If you've been waiting to come and see Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk in bloom, now is the time to take a trip to BBG! The two allées of Prunus 'Kanzan' on Cherry Esplanade began to open on Monday and should be in peak bloom by Thursday afternoon and continue through this weekend's Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom

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Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks Volunteer Day

Weeding and mulching the Liberty Maples

This past Monday Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers came to BBG ready to help with some spring clean-up along Cherry Esplanade. In the morning, BBG arborists Chris Roddick and Travis Wolf led the group in mulching and weeding the liberty maples that line the esplanade and in the afternoon the volunteers had the

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Dutchman’s Breeches in Bloom

Dutchman's breeches

Dicentra cuccullaria often called Dutchman’s breeches, bachelor’s breeches, boys-and-girls, kitten breeches, little-boy’s breeches, or staggerweed is in bloom in the Native Flora Garden. Soft pale green pinnate foliage, feathery texture, and dainty flowers hanging like charms on a bracelet makes this

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Bloodroot in Bloom

Sanguinaria canadensis

Spring ephemeral Sanguinaria canadensis (commonly known as bloodroot, puccoon, red puccoon, Indian paint, snakebite, tetterwort, sweet slumber) is in bloom in the Native Flora Garden this week. I reserve a special sort of admiration for the first rugged plants to slip free of winter’s lingering grasp, and bloodroot

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Peak Bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Higan cherry blossoms

Most of the flowering cherry trees in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden are in peak bloom! This weekend should be an excellent time to come out and celebrate hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying and celebrating the transitory beauty of the cherry blossom season. The blooms only last a few days once they peak,

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