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Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1 May 2020

While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.

The end of cherry-blossom season is approaching, but some cherries are still blooming at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. While the garden is closed, you can track their progress on ‘CherryWatch’, a daily-updated map. There is also plenty of information about the individual species and cultivated varieties in BBG’s Flowering Cherry Collection, alongside a delightful time-lapse video charting the progress of the cherries over a single season in 2008, and a video compilation of past performances from Sakura Matsuri, the garden’s annual cherry-blossom festival. Finally, for those craving a more immersive experience, you can sample the Google Street View tours of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk, captured during cherry-blossom season in 2013. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website to start exploring.

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Screenshot of CherryWatch at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Screenshot of CherryWatch at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York performing at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York. Screenshot of film by Rich Sullivan (edited by Michael Stewart)

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York performing at Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York. Screenshot of film by Rich Sullivan (edited by Michael Stewart)

One comment

  1. W. Sabatier May 3 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you very much!

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