In fact, different varieties of cherry trees blossom at different times in the spring. Weeping cherry trees bloom before the double-blossom cherry trees. So, you can enjoy cherry blossom season over a period of weeks, and see different trees bloom in the course of the month.
As many local residents know, cherry blossom season is marked in Brooklyn by a beautiful display of different varieties of cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is famous for its celebration of the arrival of cherry blossom season with:
- a month-long celebration of the arrival of cherry blossom season in April, which in Japanese is called Hanami
- and a popular weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival, which in Japanese is called Sakura Matsuri.
Where It IsThe Brooklyn Botanic Garden is in Prospect Heights, near to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Central Library, Prospect Park, and Park Slope.
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- 900 Washington Avenue
- (718) 623-7200
- Trip Planning Information for Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden