This Saturday is the official opening of Hanami, the Cherry Blossom Viewing Season, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Last week, inspired by the success of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors group on Flickr, BBG launched a new Flickr group, Hanami: Cherry Blossom Viewing at Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
The blossoming of the cherry trees at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a New York City rite of spring. Hanami is the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing each moment of the cherry blossom season.Any Flickr member can join and add their photos. No invitation is needed. At the moment of this writing, there are already 14 members and 20 photos in the pool. We can expect to see hundreds of photos by the end of Hanami.
Join Brooklyn Botanic Garden in celebrating Hanami this year by adding your cherry blossom pictures to our group!
Earlier this week, BBG contacted me to ask for some suggestions on how to get the group started. Based on those email conversations, and discussions in the group itself, they've come up with the following guidelines:
Any photos you have taken of flowering cherries at BBG are welcome for submission--from any time in the blooming cycle. Hanami is the official cherry blossom viewing season here at the Garden (this year it's from April 5 to May 11), but if you've got shots of early- or late-bloomers, we'd love to see them, too!
Please tag your photos with "Hanami" and "BBG" or "Brooklyn Botanic Garden."