Cherry Blossom Festival
Sat 17, Sun 18, Sat 24, Sun 25 August 2013, 12pm - 4pm
Auburn Botanic Gardens and Peacock Gallery (Chiswick Rd, Auburn)
Japanese Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) bloom once a year for about two weeks, providing a beautiful spectacle, one which attracts many visitors to the gardens. Cherry blossom viewing parties (Hanamis) are very significant events in Japan and having a picnic lunch under a blossoming cherry tree is a popular Japanese tradition.
Visitors are invited to enjoy the cherry blossoms at Auburn’s Japanese Gardens; bring along a picnic to gardens or sample the some authentic Japanes food from the Syoku Samurai Food stall, and enjoy the variety of musical performances, demonstrations, workshops and activities during the festival.
In 2012 these included Ikebana, Bonsai, Origami, Haiku Poetry as well as expert talks about the Japanese gardens and the cherry blossom trees.
Related exhibitions will also be running in the Peacock Gallery throughout this time.
Check back to this page closer to the event for the fuill program of activities.