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Peak Bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

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.

Rebecca Bullene is a former editor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is the proprietor of Greenery NYC, a creative floral and garden design company that specializes in botanical works of art including terrariums, urban oasis gardens, and whimsical floral arrangements.

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