2012 / Mar 17: San Diego’s Japanese Friendship Garden to celebrate Cherry Blossom Festival

San Diego J Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

The Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego will host its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 17, from 10am to 6pm.

The festival is free with admission to the garden. The garden will also participate in Balboa Park Family Day and offer children 12 & under free entry with a paid adult admission.

Tickets for food and games will be sold separately.

One of the most beautiful seasons in the Japanese Friendship Gardens in San Diego is spring when the cherry trees blossom into delightful pink clouds.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Japanese garden while enjoying delicious Japanese food, arts and crafts, unique gifts, entertainment, and cultural demonstrations.

Currently, there are 160 cherry blossom trees located throughout the existing site and future expansion. The trees were donated by the Asakawa Family who were the original inhabitants of the original Tea House from the 1915 World Exposition in Balboa Park.

The Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego is located in the Balboa Park, at 2125 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. (619) 232-2721   www.niwa.org