Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cherry Blossom Viewing Guide

Japanese horticulturists tell us that there are more than 300 varieties of Sakura - Cherry Blossoms. A small number of those have made their way, in significant quantities, into North America. The viewing guide above is intended to familiarize the reader with the names of a few, just enough to get you started, of the more popular varieties that you may find in North American collections.

Major collections in the mid-Atlantic region worth visiting :

Belleville, NJ - Cherry Blossom Capital of America
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Fairmont Park, Philadelphia
Washington D.C., tidal basin