Morris Arboretum celebrates Cherry Blossom Days: ‘Spring is definitely in the air’

Hadas Kuznits
April 13, 2019 - 6:49 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Cherry blossoms were celebrated this weekend at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.

"We are celebrating spring and the blossoming trees with our Cherry Blossom Days," said events coordinator for public programs, Michelle Connors. "We always welcome the Kyo Daiko drum troupe. They to Taiko drumming. We will also have a Japanese tea ceremony."

Among those watching the drum performance was Doug Hagler of Royersford, Pa.

"I came out, actually, the drummers are the feature for me," he said.

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Eight-year-old Penelope Hagler was also here for the show.

Reporter: What do you think about the drummers?

"Good,” she said. “Loud!”

Even though it’s Cherry Blossom Days, Connors says there are a lot of different flowers that are blooming right now.

"Well, the cherries are generally pink or white.  Some are dark, magenta pink all the way to a very pale pink and then there are also white flowering cherries,” she explained. “The magnolias are white, cream, pink and yellow. Then you can see we have a magnificent stand of forsythia, which is bright yellow."

Reporter: Spring is in the air!

"Spring is definitely in the air," Connors replied.