Spring has sprung and cherry blossom season has peaked in New York. Everyone knows about the Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. But, did you know that Madison Square Park is currently blooming with cherry trees?
Cherry blossoms are the national flower of Japan. The Japanese believe that these flowers represent the fragility and beauty of life. Cherry trees are beautiful in full bloom, but the blossoms last for one to two weeks.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has the most lavish cherry blossom celebration in the city. This year the festival took place on April 29-30. If you missed the festival, Cherry Esplanade is still in peak bloom. We recommend you check out the Cherry Watch before your visit. This week, we wanted to explore the cherry blossoms in other parts of the New York City.
Madison Square Park (MSP) is a small urban park located in the heart of Flatiron and Nomad between 23rd/26th street and Fifth/Madison Ave. MSP was named after President James Madison.
Cherry blossom season in MSP runs from April to mid May. The garden, currently, has a few cherry blossom trees scattered around the south and north entrances of the park. These trees offer blooms that range in color from light pink to vibrant pink.
We highly recommend catching the end of cherry blossom season. These delicate, ephermal flowers are gorgeous and make for excellent photo opportunities.
And if you see them in Madison Square Park, you can always grab lunch or dinner at Shake Shack.
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”––Khalil Gibran
Those blooms are so beautiful! I’ve always loved cherry blossoms. They’re lovely.
All the colors are really popping! It’s always been my dream to see cherry blossoms up close.
That is gorgeous!!! I love cherry blossom, the scenery is so beautiful…
Looks so pretty! the cherry blooms are always my fav time of the year so pretty and simple!
They are so beautiful, and such a great sign of spring!
so beautiful! The colors are fantastic! Cherry blossoms definitely stand out!
These cherry blossoms are so beautiful! Spring brings so many beautiful colors but the pink cherry trees are definitely my favorite ones.
Nice shots of the Yae Zakura. Somei Yoshino are the most common cherry blossoms here in Japan and what people think when they hear cherry blossoms. But, I have seen Yae Zakura. around the city here in Nagoya.
The place looks incredibly amazing with all those blooming trees!