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Photo A Day Challenge: Blossoms…


Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, New Jersey (these photos are from 2018, the festival this year is April 6, 2019)

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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.  The Cherry Blossom Festival runs for two weeks beginning April 6, 2019.

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If you’re in the area go and enjoy the beauty of over 5,000 cherry trees in bloom 🙂

(Branch Brook Park)


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 :)

7 thoughts on “Photo A Day Challenge: Blossoms…

  1. Very beautiful! Will see if we can make it there this year. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you. Hope you get there too 🙂

  3. the white ones in the closeup look like apple blossoms… sweet ♥♥

  4. Newark NJ–I was born there! My grandparents lived there, too. Branch Brook Park….oh, I so remember that. But that was ages ago before I moved to FL. I don’t recall a Cherry Blossom Festival–how beautiful!

    • When I was growing up in Newark there wasn’t the Cherry Blossom Festival either, I don’t know how long ago they started doing it but it’s really lovely. Do you ever get back to Newark ?

  5. Hope you enjoy some of my other posts about Newark. Did a walking tour of downtown Newark 2 years ago and it was really great.

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