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Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park

Each spring, Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are awash in the pink blooms of thousands of cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossoms became part of the local landscape in 1926 when the Japanese government gave 1,600 trees to Philadelphia in honor of the 150th anniversary of American independence. In 2007, the city completed a 10-year campaign to plant an additional 1,000 trees, creating a stunning spectacle each year.

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Spring

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