I've always loved Cherry Blossoms. They truly make me happy and I think a tree absolutely covered in flowers is simply stunning. My husband and I have gone to D.C. to see them, and perhaps we will find ourselves in Japan one day. But my obsession with hunting down Cherry Blossoms in NYC began in 2014 when Chase was born. He was born mid April aka the peak of Cherry Blossom season~ I had a complicated delivery which kept me on bed rest for a month. Hence, missing out on any Cherry Blossom sightings. This was the start of my FOMO for Cherry Blossoms! They bloom for what feels like a second. I have gone back to many spots the NEXT DAY and all the petals were blown away~ or brown on the floor.. This year I made it my mission to catch every glorious moment up to post bloom. I'm going to share with you my finds because timing these trees can be frustrating!
Let's do this chronologically - here are my photos from the past few years. Here we go!:
Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park:
Washington Square Park:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival - last weekend of April
Note: No picnic mats or food allowed. It is very crowded during the festival and $30 versus the usual $15. Free on Tuesdays and 10~noon on Saturdays.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Again, No picnic mats or food allowed. It is very crowded during the festival and $30 versus the usual $15. Free on Tuesdays and 10~noon on Saturdays.
Madison Square Park:
Central Park: the bridal path at 90th Street
Sakura Park aka Riverside Park Cherry Walk in Morningside Heights along the Hudson River
Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival at Roosevelt Island, last Saturday of April
New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx
THE END! Tag me in your photos @patriciachangNY ;D