Pink and lavender clouds of joy

This weekend, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating Sakura Matsuri, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The Garden’s collection of cherry trees (200 trees, 42 species and varieties) is unmatched outside of Japan.

Every tree in the collection is covered with lush, gorgeous cherry blossoms and the superb lilac grove is at its peak. The blooms have filled this corner of Brooklyn – and the hearts of those fortunate enough to linger here — with sweetly fragrant pink and lavender clouds of joy.


Cascades of wisteria Posted by Picasa


Purple lilacs Posted by Picasa


Lilac Posted by Picasa


Musician inside tent Posted by Picasa

Musicians inside tent Posted by Picasa


Buying bento boxes Posted by Picasa


Festival goers playing “go” Posted by Picasa


Festival goers Posted by Picasa


Festival goers taking photos Posted by Picasa


In the Japanese Garden Posted by Picasa


Waterfall in the Japanese Garden Posted by Picasa


Young festival goer  Posted by Picasa


Festival goer Posted by Picasa


Under a cherry blossom ceiling Posted by Picasa

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