Cherry Blossom Festival

by Leslie on May 2, 2011

This past Saturday we went to the 30th annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was incredible. The cherry esplanade was a breathtaking sea of pink. The botanical gardens are always lovely, but the cherry blossoms are truly extraordinary. The only issues we had were that the place was completely packed and most of those people had on costumes. This may not seem like a problem to most, but crowds and costumes are my husband’s perfect storm. He hates them. Don’t get him started on Halloween. We quickly made our way through the gardens before he melted down. But even after fighting through hundreds of people in dresses straight out of Alice in Wonderland, we left feeling like it had been worth it. The cherry blossoms were like nothing we had ever seen before. That was until we got home and our landlord informed us that the pink tree in our garden is a cherry blossom. So maybe we see one every day, but it makes much more of an impact when there are hundreds of them together… and when you know what they are. The petals will begin falling this week, so if you are in Brooklyn and get a chance, go see them asap!

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