The bitter cold of winter is nearly gone, blossoms are filling the bare branches and gardens are springing to life. The Auburn Botanic Gardens will host the annual magnificent Cherry Blossom Festival on the weekends of 20-21 and 27-28 August 2016.
The Japanese Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) only bloom once a year for about two weeks and are at their best from late August to the early September. Expect to see masses of soft pink sakura flowers in full bloom. It is really a spectacular sight!
Look out for the stunning peacocks at the festival!
To celebrate this annual attraction, Auburn City Council has created a fantastic Japanese cultural programme. This year, the Cherry Blossom Festival features not only cherry blossom, but also include the Japanese themed demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Kendo (Martial Arts) and various musical performances. The Peacock Gallery activities include an art exhibition, origami workshops as well as food and drink stalls.
The festival also brings the unique Japanese fashion subculture of Cosplay, where will see participants dress up and play out character representations from various Japanese and American pop culture phenomena.
This annual event is very popular and it is expected to attract over 20,000 people from all around NSW. This is a perfect occasion to bring a picnic lunch along and enjoy the expansive views of the garden.
Enjoy a Japanese Bento Box under the cherry blossoms!
The Cherry Blossom Festival will appeal to all family and people from all backgrounds. It is regarded as the best place in Sydney to view cherry blossoms and a key Sydney event in celebrating Japanese culture.
Very disappointing! There was not plenty of parking and even with disabled children we were unable to get a park within 4 blocks which meant we couldn't attend as my son is unable to walk on his walker for that amount of distance. Very distressing and poor outcome!