When is cherry blossom season?During April and May, visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will first see the blooming of the spectacular weeping cherry trees and, subsequently, the extravagant display of double pink blossoms on the Cherry Tree Esplanade.
2013 Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Matsuri, at Brooklyn Botanic GardenThe entire month April at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is dedicated to Hanami, a month-long Japanese celebration of the cherry blossom. The culmination of this month is the weekend-long cherry blossom festival, known in Japanese as "Sakura Matsuri."
Events at the 2013 Cherry Blossom FestivalEvents at the Cherry Blossom Festival include:
- Taiko Drumming
- Martial Arts
- Manga Artists
- Tea Ceremonies
- Cosplay Fashion Show
- Bonsai Demonstrations
- Minbu Folk Dance Kids’ Origami Workshop
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