Cherry Blossoms

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Spring is bustin’ out all over the Garden this week. So many flowers are blooming, in fact, that it’s hard to decide what to be most excited about. Daffodil Hill is looking very Wordsworthian, several early blooming cherry and peach trees are going off, and the Shakespeare and Fragrance Gardens are filled with violets

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Photos from Sakura Matsuri 2011

Sakura 2011

This past weekend the 30th annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival brought in close to 70,000 visitors to BBG. With fantastic weather, the cherry trees in peak bloom, and 60-plus events and performances to enjoy, it was and incredible kickoff to spring. We put together a photo selection of some of the weekend

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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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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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