Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cherry blossom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

picture of a cherry blossom tree in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We visited the BBG whilst still living in Paris, paradoxically we've been living  for more 
than 4 years in the US now and missed out on the cherry blossom at the BBG each spring, but we have our own weeping cherry blossom in our front yard and a Magnolia in the back.
They always make me think of Van Gogh, no wonder he's so popular in Japan where the blossom season is almost a religion.
The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is known for their spring Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri Festival). It has more than 200 cherry blossom trees that come from 42 different species. 
The month long festival that takes place around April-May is a spectacular sight to see. 
If you want to track the progress of the cherry blossoms in bloom to plan your trip, 
you can follow the progress on the BBG website. 
You can also watch a  time-lapse video created from over 3,000 digital photos, 
one taken every three minutes from April 18 to April 26, 2008, of BBG's Cherry Walk.

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