Cherry Blossom Festival Coming To Palos Verdes!

Cherry Blossom Festival Coming To Palos Verdes!

The Cherry Blossoms are starting to bloom and Palos Verdes homes owners will be able to see these beautiful blooms as the South Coast Botanic Garden celebrates with a festival.  Cherry Blossoms are the symbolic national flower of Japan, and since they have a short blooming season many think that they symbolize the fleeting beauty of life.   They are also 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 helps to remind us that Spring is just around the corner.

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. bring a picnic and enjoy Cherry Blossom time at the Garden.  There will be special areas set up for children to enjoy fun activities beginning at 12:00 noon.  So, why not get out and 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

GVJCI Taiko Drum Performance

Michael Murata Piano Artist

Bando Hidesomi Dance Performance

Plein Air artists and Pastel Demonstration by Fran Nichols and Mike Ishikawa

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.

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