Thursday, April 18, 2013


With the coming of Spring comes the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.  Some of the trees are already in bloom, and will continue to bloom over the next 3 or so weeks. When all the trees are in full bloom the gardens are covered in pink petals, it is a spectacle everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. The progress of the trees blooming can be monitored on the garden's website, they have a virtual map of the trees that are in bloom. Check it out:HERE also check out the time lapse video (bottom) they shot over a full week during the 2008 show. In honor of this occasion, the gardens will be having a two day weekend celebration:

Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

Taiko Drumming • Manga • Tea Ceremonies • J-Rock and Pop • Samurai Sword Fighting • Bonsai • Cosplay Fashion Show • Ikebana Flower Arranging • Hands-on Kids’ Workshops • Nihon Buyo Classical Dance • Puzzle Plaza and More!


Cherry Blossom Time-lapse at Brooklyn Botanic Garden from Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Vimeo.


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