Cherry Blossom Time at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tue 3/14/23 to Mon 5/15/23
The first cherry blossoms of spring have been spotted on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ trees, marking the start of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing season. Throughout the season, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom display is tracked on its CherryWatch webpage. Updated daily, this map provides up-to-the-petal blooming status for each tree in the main collection, as well as detailed information about each cultivar.
Extended Spring Hours
Through the peak spring season, BBG offers extended morning and evening hours and special programs to make the most of the season. General admission pricing. Advance tickets required. Learn more at bbg.org/visit. *Except: Early close on April 25 & 26 (rain dates May 2 & 3).
Celebrate Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s glorious spring blooms with four weekends of pop-up music and dance performances, cultural programs, workshops for kids and families in the Discovery Garden, Garden tours, and more. Check out BBG’s spring-flowering trees—cherries, bonsai, magnolias, and more—highlighted as part of the Garden’s yearlong focus on trees. Weekends in Bloom is part of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Art in the Garden series. Free with Garden admission.
Spend an evening under BBG’s exquisite flowering cherry tree collection. For two nights only, visitors can celebrate hanami—the Japanese tradition of experiencing the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom season—in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and beneath uplit trees on Cherry Esplanade, with live music and dance and specialty food and drinks. Ticketed event.
Author: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225