Cherry-Blossom Season Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

Getting to see the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden might be the hottest ticket in town this spring.

Officials with the 111-year-old institution, which is known for its collection of 200-plus cherry blossom trees, said they are anticipating a sizable number of visitors during the blooming season that typically reaches its height from mid- to late April.

Further fueling interest is the fact that the garden was closed during the peak period last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There’s no question there’s pent-up demand to get the flower fix,” said Adrian Benepe, the garden’s president and CEO.

Complicating the picture, however, is that New York state has capacity restrictions for outdoor attractions, such as gardens and zoos. That means the Brooklyn garden will only be allowed to admit a limited number of people each day.

Source: WSJ – US News

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