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New Jersey Cherry Blossoms …


Branch Brook Park ~ Newark, New Jersey

 Branch Brook Park is located in my hometown of Newark, NJ.  Branch Brook Park was created in 1895 making it the first county park in the nation. It has the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the world… more than Washington, DC and more than Japan. The cherry trees were a gift donated in 1927 by Caroline Bamberger Fuld. BBP is 360 acres and has almost 5000 cherry trees.

This year, 2013, the Cherry Blossom Festival runs  from April 6 – 20,  the Bloomfest is Sunday, April 13, 2013 from 11am – 5pm

The cherry trees below are along Second River which forms the border between Newark and Belleville.

In the tree below on the left is my daughter Deb and her dog Chappy in 2010 –  on the right is Deb and our first mini-dachshund, Mustard sitting in a tree at BBP in 1979 .

If you’re in, or around Newark, NJ go and visit this beautiful park and enjoy the cherry blossoms.


– by Joan


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “New Jersey Cherry Blossoms …

  1. Pingback: New Jersey Cherry Blossoms … | maryiweisbeck

  2. beautiful!!!!! i’m so glad spring is finally here!!!!! it’s like overnight everything is budding and blossoming…..and the pollen count is through the roof!!!!! two days ago had buds on the apple tree, now flowers!!! they smell so sweet!!!! planted peppers and tomatoes and squash and strawberries!!!! and of course some flowers…..snapdragons, zinnias, marigolds, johnny-jump-ups, and delphineums….we have wild vincas, wild grapes, honeysuckle, blackberries, and raspberries (red & black) all growing along our fence line…..going outside just makes me smile!!!!! we are so blessed… sister karen says we live in a *God Hug*….. love your pics joan…..looks like you’re living in a God Hug too!!!!!

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