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The Season of Cherry Blossoms

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds, because of the way they bloom in mass. With many spring blooms arriving early this year, everyone is speculating on when we will see the fluffy display of Yoshino blossoms along Cherry Road. Most people don’t realize, however, that we have other types of cherry trees, like the Okame, blooming right now in the Japanese Garden. This March, we invite you to celebrate cherry blossom season with some special events highlighting Japanese culture.

The exhibit Beauty in a War Torn World will be up throughout the month, with talks by the curator to focus on two unique aspects of this collection. We will host a Food Truck Party in the Japanese Garden on Saturday, March 25, perfect for a picnic under the cherry blossom “clouds.” Then we’ll kick off our popular wine tasting series with Asian wine and sake samplings and hors d’oeuvres---Kon-Nichi-Wine!

Special thanks go out to The Little Garden Club, who initially planted the Yoshino cherry trees and continue to support their care and preservation, including funding the recent purchase of 12 new trees. Also, thank you to Timberline Tree Service for their help in maintaining this beautiful display. We look forward to a spectacular show as we drive down Cherry Road in full bloom!

Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at 7:23 PM


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