Cherry Blossoms Blog

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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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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Photos of Hanami From Japan

Hanami in Japapn

Writer, photographer, and friend of BBG Keight Beaven sent us some great hanami photos from Japan. In her note she said: "This year while teaching English in Nagoya-shi, Aichi I was lucky enough to experience the beauty of Japanese flowering cherry trees first hand. Lasting for just two weeks, hanami is one of the most

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First Blooms in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Tori with cherry blossoms

Of the 26 flowering cherry trees on display in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, 15 began to bloom this week and are holding their blossoms despite the rain. The majority of these trees are Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula', often called weeping cherries. In BBG's collection there are both white and pink varieties. Weeping

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Cherry Blossom Time-lapse (Video)

cherry blossoms

From April 18 to April 26, 2008, over 3,000 digital photos were taken, one every three minutes, of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Walk. Learn all about Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossoms at bbg.org/cherries Photography by Dave Allen; music by Jon Solo (jonsolomusic.com).

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