Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM EDT

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Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM EDT

The Friends of the Japanese Garden, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and The Buffalo History Museum collaborated to bring awareness to Buffalo's Japanese garden and the 70-plus cherry blossom trees on the grounds surrounding The Buffalo History Museum.

Paula Hainz, Co-chairman of Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival wants everyone to know you don't have to go to Washington D.C. to experience the cherry blossoms of spring.  "We have everything here in Buffalo, we've got Mirror lake reflecting the cherry blossoms in bloom we've got the Lincoln Statue sitting on the portico of the History museum and we have Japanese lanterns in our garden, we have everything Washington has except for the crowds."

Free festival events include, an explore Buffalo tour Sunday the 27th, meditation, tai chi and music during the week and a film screening of Dream Window: Reflection of the Japanese Garden, Saturday, May 3rd.  

For more events and information on the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival click here.