Q. Where is the largest collection of Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in the U.S.? (hint: it’s not Washington)

Cherry Blossom trees, Branch Brook Park

A. Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, N.J.

There are more than 5,000 of the Japanese flowering trees in Branch Brook Park. The Essex County park was the first county park in the United States, dating back to 1895. It was designed by the Olmstead Brothers landscape architects. The first Cherry Blossom trees were donated to the park in 1927 by Caroline Bamberger Fuld.

Cherry Blossom trees, Branch Brook Park

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8 Responses to Q. Where is the largest collection of Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in the U.S.? (hint: it’s not Washington)

  1. Donna Janke says:

    What a beautiful spot. Cherry blossoms are so pretty in bloom. I made a typo when I started typing this comment and wrote cheery blossoms, which I think also fits. There are a cheery (and serene) sight. I imagine this spot gets a lot of visitors when the trees are in bloom.

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  2. retrosimba says:

    This was a pleasant surprise to learn about the Japanese cherry blossoms in New Jersey. Thanks for the photos and the info.

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  3. Henry Lewis says:

    Sakura…gorgeous!

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  4. Ha, I had forgotten about that Jersey factoid!

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  5. Absolutely lovely!

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  6. arbind kumar says:

    All nice photography of the Branch Brook Park, Newark . Thanks for sharing .

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