Sunday, May 4, 2008

2008 Cherry Blossom Festival at...

Today is the last day of the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It is an extraordinary two day event which celebrates a growing season of these precious gifts to New York from Japan.

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden was Founded in 1910. It is one of North America's premier public gardens. A 52-acre urban oasis situated in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, it annually hosts more than 700,000 visitors from near and far and inspires them to explore how plants are essential to life. Guided tours, seasonal public programs, and discovery workshops provide interpretation and entertainment for all ages and interests.

Along with displaying world-class collections of plants and specialty gardens, BBG is deeply committed to education, community outreach, and scientific research, and is a trusted source of information about horticulture, botany, and the importance of conserving plants and protecting the environment.

This weekend, however, is dedicated to the Cherry trees. The video below shows the time lapse photography along the famous Cherry Blossom walk up through last Saturday, April 26th. Enjoy.

This timelapse was created by Dave Allen, BBG's Web Manager, from over 3,000 digital photos, one taken every 3 minutes from April 18 to April 26, 2008, of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Walk. The original music is by Jon Solo, a Brooklyn-based musician and producer.

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