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Monday, April 20, 2009

Enter Your Child in the Hanami Photo Contest at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

In honor of Hanami, the Japanese tradition of viewing and cherishing the cherry blossom season, the folks over at Mommy Poppins have teamed up with Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a great photo contest. The prize sounds terrific. It includes Mother's Day Luncheon at the gardens, childrens gardening books and more.

There's no better place to enjoy the beauty and grace of cherry blossoms than at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which has more flowering cherry trees in one place than anywhere else in the world outside of Japan! Strolling beneath the stunning, pink canopy of blooms is a wonderful spring tradition the whole family can enjoy and Sakura Matsuri, the two-day cherry blossom festival (May 2 and 3, 2009), has delighted families for over 25 years.

For children, Hanami is a delightful learning experience: watching the seasonal magic of spring as the trees show their first buds, burst into a luscious bloom, and finally send out a flurry of petals that carpet the ground in pink and are replaced on the trees by the tiny green leaves of summer.

Enter the Hanami Photo Contest to win an incredible prize package.


  1. Mother's Day Luncheon at the BBG cafe (can be used on any date)

  2. A beautiful gift package from the BBG Gift Shop including BBG titles Gardening with Children and The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups, a set of Mizue Sawano’s Art of the Cherry Tree Boxed Notecards, a cherry blossom tote and a cool Brooklyn Industries/BBG kids t-shirt.

  3. A Family Frequent Visitor Pass to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (free admission to BBG for a year for 2 adults and all the kids!)

  4. Your photo published on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s website, bbg.org!

To Enter: Take a photo of your child or children with the cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and either upload it to BBG’s Hanami Flickr group tagged MommyPoppins, or email it to us at BBGContest@mommypoppins.com. Five finalists will be selected and the grand prize winner will be chosen by reader vote.

Deadline: All entries must be received by Thursday, April 30, 2009

By entering this contest you agree that any photo submitted is your own work and does not infringe on the copyright of anyone else. 

Good Luck!