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April 12, 2022

Cherry Blossom Time | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossoms

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.

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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!


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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

June 08, 2015

The Farm at Green Village | Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


The Farm at Green Village in lovely Green Village, New Jersey, contains over 30 acres of trees, plants, flowers, and animals. 
 
They have an amazing and beautiful variety of flora and fauna, and everything you'd need for your garden or patio.

It is one of my favorite places in New Jersey  because it is pretty and peaceful. 

It's a magical place . . .

I am very fond of the beautiful swans.


Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey



The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Gazebo at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Statuary The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants and flowers at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

 
You can read more about The Farm at Green Village here.

Linking to:


Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

 
Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

The Farm at Green Village | Green Village, New Jersey

June 08, 2015

May 18, 2015

Van Vleck House and Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Van Vleck House and Gardens
 
Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. 
 
In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation

The private gardens are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. There are classes, concerts, and special events that take place through the year. 

The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the estate is especially famous for the wisteria blooming around the house. 

You can read more about the Van Vleck House and Gardens here.

Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
 
Linking up to: 
 
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

Van Vleck House and Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

May 18, 2015

May 04, 2015

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

pink cherry blossoms


The pink cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey are now in full bloom! 

 

We had a weekend of gorgeous weather and they have responded beautifully in an explosion of PINK!

 
These pink ones are my favorites. They inspire me in so many ways. 
 
They bring joy and beauty to the thousands of visitors who come to see them every year.

Somehow I always think of this song when I see cherry blossoms: 


I was humming that #1 song as I visited the lovely flowering trees on Sunday:


Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

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cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

Linking up to: 
 
Monday’s Music Moves Me @ Xmas Dolly
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

You can see more cherry blossoms here!

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

May 04, 2015

April 29, 2015

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossoms

The cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park have been a bit slow in blooming this year, due to the very cold and harsh winter we had.

The dark pink ones have been reluctant to bloom, but some of the others are near or getting past their peak bloom.

Hopefully, the dark pink ones will bloom soon.

These photos were taken on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
cherry blossom tree

cherry blossoms


cherry blossoms

You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

You can see my other cherry blossom photos here.  


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories! 
 

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

April 29, 2015

April 20, 2015

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossom tree


The cherry blossom trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park are starting to bloom!

Most of the park is in Newark, but a small portion is in neighboring Belleville. They were late again this year because of the long and harsh winter. 

More cherry blossom trees are being planted to replace some old trees and also to increase the amount of cherry blossom trees in the park to over 5,000! 

That’s more than Washington, D.C.! As a matter of fact, it is the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States!

The park's design was created by the firm of Frederick Olmsted, who also designed the magnificent Central Park in New York.

This year, the cherry blossom trees are still officially in the “budding” stage, since some still only have buds and some have almost nothing to show yet. 

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As you can see, some branches have both buds and fully formed flowers on them. 

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cherry blossoms

And some trees are nearing their peak bloom.

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cherry blossoms

You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

You can see my other cherry blossom photos here.  


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories! 

 

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

April 20, 2015

June 27, 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink

Cherry Blossoms


Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey  boasts over 4,000 cherry trees – more than Washington, D.C.! 

Cherry Blossom Pink

June 27, 2014