Canadian Gardening Annual 2016 - - Road Trip -

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.


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