Spring Finally Blooms as Botanic Garden Cherry Blossoms Set to Open

By Gustavo Solis on April 5, 2014 2:11pm 

BROOKLYN — Spring is finally set to bloom as Brooklyn prepares for its famous cherry blossom trees to bud.

The borough's Botanic Garden's pink flowers are expected to start opening the week of April 7, officials said.

The annual event always attracts thousands of visitors. But, after a winter of polar vortexes and heavy snowfall, the seemingly never-arriving spring is expected to be met with more joy than usual.

And, because of the harsh winter,  the cherry trees are likely to have a fuller-than-average spring bloom, according to the garden's website.

Some types of flowers, like Snowdrops, crocuses and dwarf irises, are already in the pre-bloom stage at the gardens.

The entire collection of hundreds of trees should be in full bloom for the annual Sakura Matsuri spring festival held on April 26 and 27 and celebrating Japanese tradition and culture.