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Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center

 Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park is awash in pink as thousands of cherry blossom trees burst forth with their delicate blooms. The trees, which are the focal point of the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival, became part of the local landscape in 1926 when the Japanese government gave 1,600 flowering trees to Philadelphia in honor of the 150th anniversary of America’s independence. In 2007, a 10-year campaign to plant an additional 1,000 trees ended, creating a stunning spectacle each spring.

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Outdoors, Spring

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