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April 12, 2022

Cherry Blossom Time | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossoms

 

Cherry Blossom Time

 

The cherry blossom trees in Branch Brook Park are being celebrated again! Branch Brook Park has gone pink and white! 

 

The Cherry Blossom Festival was held for the first time in over 2 years. The Festival was called off the last 2 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Branch Brook Park is located in Newark, New Jersey. It is home to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival

 

Newark’s has MORE cherry blossom trees than the famous ones in Washington, DC! 

 

Washington DC is only a pretender to the cherry blossom crown in the United States. DC has only about 3,000 cherry trees. Newark has over 5,000! 

 

The Branch Brook Park Alliance brags:

 

Essex County Branch Brook Park has the largest and most varied collection of flowering Cherry Blossom trees in a park within the United States. 

 

Branch Brook Park Has A Long History 

 

According to the Branch Brook Park Alliance

 

The land we now know as Branch Brook Park was then the property of the Newark Aqueduct Board. Much of that land was commandeered in July of 1862, at the outbreak of the Civil War; known as Camp Frelinghuysen, it was used as a training ground for New Jersey volunteers. Between 1862 and 1864, six regiments encamped there before fighting in every important battle from Antietam to Appomattox. 

 

The Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, most famous as the architect of New York’s spectacular Central Park. It was Essex County’s first county park. 

 

The Cherry Blossom Trees Arrive


In 1927 the Park received a gift from Caroline Bamberger Fuld

 

Caroline Bamberger Fuld donates 2,000 Japanese flowering cherry trees to a display in Newark that would rival that in Washington, D.C. The Olmsted Brothers' firm laid out the trees naturalistically on the tiered slopes along the narrow valley of the Second River, evoking the way the trees would be seen in Japan and distinguishing Branch Brook Park's display from all others. Eventually the collection would grow to more than 3,000 trees. 


There are now more than 5,200 flowering cherry trees in Newark!

 

I visited them on April 11th.

cherry blossoms
cherry blossoms
cherry blossoms
cherry blossoms

 

You can check out the Branch Brook Alliance website, filled with information about the park and the cherry blossoms!

 

Also see my other posts about gardens!

 

Please check out my post about The Clara Barton Schoolhouse in Bordentown, New Jersey!


To see what I am reading and writing, please check out my books and writing blog: The Literary Lioness!


 

This week I will be linking to:

Unlimited Link Party @ Grammy's Grid

Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 

Skywatch Friday @ Skywatch Friday

Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy 
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
 

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

Cherry Blossom Time | Newark, New Jersey

April 12, 2022

July 22, 2014

Howell Living History Farm | Hopewell. New Jersey

Howell Living History Farm barn

Howell Living History Farm

 

Howell Living History Farm is a working farm museum located in Mercer County, New Jersey, near the Delaware River. 

The farm shows visitors what farm life was like over 100 years ago. 

 

It is a simply wonderful place to take the whole family, and basic admission and parking are free! 

 

Some special programs may have a small fee.

 

There are evening hayrides, "bringing in the sheaves", corn mazes in the fall, wheat threshing, cricket walks, honey harvests and farm animals. Children may also work as farmhands!

 

The farm is typically open year-round, Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM to 4PM.

 

Please check the calendar because the farm is closed on certain days, especially on the days of evening hayrides.

 

If you plan to visit, the farm is technically located on Hunter Lane, Titusville, New Jersey.

 

The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, New Jersey.




Howell Living History Farm barn
Howell Living History Farm
Howell Living History Farm
Howell Living History Farm sheep
Howell Living History Farm
Howell Living History Farm wagon
Howell Living History Farm barn
Howell Living History Farm barn
Howell Living History Farm
Howell Living History farm
Howell Living History Farm
Howell Living History Farm


If you are interested in living historical farms, please check out Fosterfields - A Living Historical Farm in Morristown.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

Howell Living History Farm | Hopewell. New Jersey

July 22, 2014

May 13, 2014

Watching Bees Make Honey At Delicious Orchards | Colts Neck, New Jersey

Honeybees

 

Watch Bees Make Honey

 

Remember Delicious Orchards?

 

I wrote about them in 2012. It is a wonderful gourmet country food market where you can get delicious produce, doughnuts, etc. 

 

They also make their own honey right inside the store. 

 

The bees come through a tube in the wall and go into a “beehive” and produce fresh honey.

Honeybees

Honeybees
Honeybees


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Watching Bees Make Honey At Delicious Orchards | Colts Neck, New Jersey

May 13, 2014

October 23, 2012

Delicious Orchards | Colts Neck, New Jersey

Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck, New Jersey

Delicious Orchards

 

Delicious Orchards in lovely Colts Neck, New Jersey is in a rural area surrounding by produce and horse farms. 

 

Delicious Orchards is an extremely popular place to buy incredible baked goods and gorgeous produce, including lots of pumpkins: 


Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey

You can enjoy their famous apple cider doughnuts, scrumptious muffins, tantalizing cakes and pies, and luscious chocolates: 


Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey
Baked goods at Delicious Orchards at Colts Neck, New Jersey

New Jersey tomatoes are famous for quality and you can find wonderful Jersey Fresh tomatoes: 


Jersey tomatoes

You can find incredible peppers:


Fresh produce

Delicious Orchards makes fresh-pressed cider, and has one of the best selections of apples anywhere: 


Fresh produce


I also have posted about the honey making process *with bees* at Delicious Orchards

 

To read more about Delicious Orchards, read here.
 
Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Delicious Orchards | Colts Neck, New Jersey

October 23, 2012