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.
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
See cherry blossoms, redbud, and magnolias at the Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Staten Island’s Snug Harbor.
Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newark, NJ
Branch Brook Park, which runs through Belleville and Newark, has more than 2,700 Japanese cherry blossom trees that burst into full bloom during the annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, NJ.
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.
990 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Twelve different kinds of cherries are now in bloom, and the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is at its peak mid-April. Visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden during cherry blossom season and witness an exuberant display that changes day by day.
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!
Morris Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456
See a multitude of colorful spring trees and displays at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands.
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