Peak Bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

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    • Hanami is in full swing at BBG with many trees in full bloom, including this Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Rosea'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Hanami is in full swing at BBG with many trees in full bloom, including this Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Rosea'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Prunus yedoensis, commonly known as Yoshino Cherry, in full bloom at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Prunus yedoensis, commonly known as Yoshino Cherry, in full bloom at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Hanami in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Hanami in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Pink Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' blossoms mix with an incredibly blue sky at BBG today. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Pink Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' blossoms mix with an incredibly blue sky at BBG today. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • White and pink varieties of Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.White and pink varieties of Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Prunus 'Shirotae' in bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Prunus 'Shirotae' in bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

    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, so try to make it out this weekend to see the Japanese Garden at its cherry blossom best. The trees along Cherry Walk and on Cherry Esplanade are still in pre-bloom, so it you can't make it to BBG this weekend, you'll still have time to come in the next two weeks to admire the blossoms elsewhere in the Garden. To keep up to date with the bloom status of all the trees, visit the CherryWatch Bloom Status Map.


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