This festival has been a Don’t Sit Home® favorite for a few years now, and this past weekend (April 29-30), I headed back for the two-day Japanese tradition. The cherry blossom trees were in full bloom for a weekend full of food, drinks, entertainment, Cosplay characters, and more. The BBG provides over 60 unique Sakuri Matsuri events and performances throughout the gorgeous sea of pink. 76 trees line the esplanade and 200 total cherry blossom trees can be found in the garden.
The festival has come and gone, but you should go and enjoy the garden all year long. They throw various events throughout the year and the garden is full of greenhouses, trees, ponds, fish, flowers, and more. It's the perfect day trip escape from city life without actually leaving New York City.
You can enjoy the garden for a fee and free, depending on your age, the day of the week, and more!
- Adults: $15
- Seniors (65+): $8
- Students 12+ with ID: $8
- Children under 12: Free
- School groups (with preregistration): Free
- Members: Free
- Tuesdays: Free
- Fridays for Seniors: Free
- Saturdays 10 a.m.–Noon (except festival dates): Free
- Winter weekdays (December–February): Free
The garden is worth the trip for locals and tourists alike, so if you have not headed to the BBG in Brooklyn, add it to your New York City bucket list!