It’s cherry blossom season! These vibrant, sweeping trees serve as the most STUNNING backdrop for your spring family photos (or engagement photos, graduation photos, communion photos, birthday photos, you get the point). Below you will find the top spots in and near Staten Island for viewing these beauties.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
See cherry blossoms and other colorful springtime flowers at the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.
Branch Brook Park
Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark, NJ
See these beautiful trees at the annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, NJ, which runs April 1-16 this year. Each day the festival features different family-friendly events, including cherry blossom talks, fun runs, a bike race and more.
Fifth Avenue to Central Park West, 59th to 110th streets, Manhattan
The flowers on Central Park’s Yoshino cherry trees almost look like billowing clouds against the clear spring sky. Lining the bridle path on the east side of the Reservoir, these trees are the perfect companion for your walks, runs, and picnics in the Park.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Flowering cherries bloom at the garden from late March or early April through mid-May. Visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden during cherry blossom season and witness an exuberant display that changes day by day.
New York Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Blvd., the Bronx
More than 200 flowering cherry trees are planted across the Garden’s historic landscape, and their cheerful pink and white blossoms follow shortly after the magnolias in spring.
Located in the East River, between Manhattan and Queens
Take stunning photos on Roosevelt Island with Manhattan backdrops dotted by cherry trees. Enjoy the view on the ferry ride over!
NJ Botanical Garden
Morris Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456
See a multitude of colorful spring trees and displays at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands come mid April.
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