Cherry Blossom Festival This Weekend At Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

cherry-blossom-by-flickr-user-flofler

Sakura Matsuri, the annual festival celebrating Japanese culture and the blossoming of BBG’s 220 cherry trees, will culminate this weekend.

I’ve gone  most (all?) of the 4+ years I’ve lived in Brooklyn and really enjoyed the scenery every time. (Sadly, due to lack of planning, the above photo is not mine.) Unfortunately, this may not be the festival’s best year: last week’s warm temperatures jump-started the blooming and this weekend’s weather doesn’t look so great. If you do decide to attend, however, the BBG’s cherry blossom map is showing that the vast majority of cherry blossoms are still in peak bloom.

Admission to the garden and the festival is $12 for adults, although you can get in for free between 10 AM and noon on Saturday.

More: BrooklynBotanicGardens.org

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