1 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Vancouver; vcbf.ca. This festival features some 40,000 flowering cherries at the Vandusen Botanical Garden and around the city. 2 Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan; jnto.go.jp/ eng/location/ regional/hokkaido/ matumae.html. This festival in Japan’s Hokkaido province includes 250 varieties and about 10,000 trees. 3 Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri, New York City; bbg.org. This is one of the largest (with more than 200 trees on 20 hectares) and most diverse cherry blossom festivals outside Japan.
4 High Park Cherry Blossom Walk, Toronto; highparktoronto.com. In 1959, the citizens of Japan gifted High Park with a collection that features delicate Someiyoshino cherry trees, known for their fluffy pink and white flowers.