Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival 2015
April 11, 2015 - April 22, 2015
Shown above are the dates for the 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival held in Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. This natural exhibit is without question, one of the most beautiful spring displays in the NYC metro area. More details about festival events can be found on my Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival page (click here) along with some great photos!2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Information - Click Here
The star attraction of this event are the more than 4000 cherry blossom trees. Japanese cherry blossoms are in the majority in this colorful display. Their large white blossoms put on quite a show, and are the most prominent feature of the bloom season. However, the addition of flowering Yoshino, Higan and Fuji cherries add blooms that range from pink to white in color. This variety also extends the blooming season to two weeks or more.
Thousands of visitors, both local and international, converge on the park every April to see the first reddish-white flowers bloom on the trees. The celebration of the start of the cherry blossom bloom season has been a longstanding Essex County tradition. The festival is a point of pride for Belleville, New Jersey, which identifies itself as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of America.” Cherry blossoms are a wonderful testimony to our loving Creator, who has made all things on earth for our benefit and endless delight.
The photos above were captured at recent Cherry Blossom Festivals in Branch Brook Park (Essex County, NJ) by Don Peterson.
Directions to Branch Brook Park
Take NJ Transit or PATH Trains to Newark Penn Station. Board the Newark City Subway towards Franklin Avenue. Many stops afford easy access to the Park. For the Southern Division of the Park, exit at Park Avenue. Exit at Bloomfield Avenue to reach the Middle Division of the Park. The Northern Division is accessible from the Davenport Avenue stop. The Heller Parkway and Franklin Avenue stops leave you at the entrance to the Extension Division.
A variety of Bus Routes provide service to Branch Brook Park. These include NJ Transit's bus lines #11, #27, #28, #29, #72, #74, #90, #92 and #93.
- From the Garden State Parkway
- From the NJ Turnpike
- From Route 78
- From Route 80/280
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