Cherry Blossom 2017 Festival Coming To Palos Verdes!
The Cherry Blossoms are starting to bloom and Palos Verdes homes owners will be able to see these beautiful blossoms as the South Coast Botanic Garden celebrates with a Festival. Cherry Blossoms are the symbolic national flower of Japan and are said to be an omen of good fortune and an emblem of love and affection. This is the closest location for us to see the beauty and color of these trees and this yearly event reminds us that Spring is just around the corner.
On Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., bring a picnic and enjoy Family Picnic Days with Cherry Blossom time at the Garden. There will be special areas set up for children to enjoy fun activities beginning at 12:00 noon. Come for a visit, enjoy nature, and celebrate these gorgeous blooms. The Sakura Meadows, Amphitheater Lawn and upper and lower Meadows will be open for picnicking on this special day. The upper Meadow will have live cultural performances during the day with many being sponsored by the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute as listed below.
GVJCI presents Southern California Naginata Federation
GVJCI- Tomo no Kai Chika’s Ukelele and Harriet’s Hula
Michael Murata Piano Artist
Bando Hidesomi Dance Performance
Food truck will be available for purchase from Okamoto Kitchen Food Truck.
The price for admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden is: adults $9, seniors $6, students with I.D. $6, children 5-12 $4, and children 4 and under are free. The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information call (310) 544-1948.
To read my prior article on the Cherry Blossom Festival click here.
Photo is courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden.