Magical cherry blossom tree picnic happening in Montreal this month

May 10 2018, 4:20 am

Celebrate spring in the most magical way possible, with a cherry blossom tree picnic happening at the Montreal Botanical Garden this May.

The Montreal Botanical Garden’s annual O-hanami Picnic Under the Flowering Crabapple Trees returns on May 20 for one afternoon only.

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The event is named after o-hanami, a Japanese tradition of holding flower-viewing parties when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom.

For the purposes of this springtime event, Montrealers are adopting this custom and joining the Botanical Garden in a peaceful afternoon picnic beneath the blooming flowers.

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According to Espace pour la vie, Japanese cherry trees do not flower easily Montreal’s climate. But the Botanical Garden is full of crabapple trees that will be in full bloom come May 20.

Make sure you sign up soon! Space is limited and only individuals who have reserved a boxed lunch may take part in the picnic.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket (no lawn chairs allowed as they can cause damage to the grass). Registration is open until May 14.

O-hanami Picnic Under the Flowering Crabapple Trees

Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E

When: May 20, 2018

Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tickets: Available online

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