In bloom

 Japanese Cherry Blossom Celebration

This month, the Morris Arboretum welcomes in spring with a flourish, with the month-long Japanese Cherry Blossom Celebration that encourages understanding of Japanese cultural, social and educational customs. The events include a visit on April 5 from Tokyo’s newly crowned Cherry Blossom Queen and a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (above) on April 17, as well as classes for the kids and those interested in mastering the art of minimalist Japanese plant displays.

Check the calendar for details, or visit the Arboretum’s web site at for the month’s complete list of events.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS: The Cherry Blossom Queen from Tokyo kicks off the Japanese Cherry Blossom Celebration on April 5 at 10 a.m. at the Arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave. Free with admission: adults $8, seniors/students $6, Penn students/faculty/staff free. Info: 215-247-5777.

Originally published on April 1, 2004