New York Fairy Floss


New York Fairy Floss

I am in absolute awe walking the streets and parks of New York at the moment. The most stunning Cherry Blossom or ‘Sakura’ trees are like no other I have seen before, all their own individual selves. And then you have the thousands of dropped petals that fly in the wind up through the streets like a delicate pink snow storm. Just beautiful.

The Cherry Blossoms were first brought to the United States as a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and now they have become iconic in New York. The New Yorkers celebrate their flowering with a range of 'Sakura’ festivals on offer. The most lavish festival is in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on the last weekend of April and includes all kinds of Japanese cultural activities including music, art, Children’s workshops and of course the beautiful blossom trees.

If you can’t manage to make a festival you'l find many of them spread around the city, Central Park and Riverside along the Hudson River.