So I went along to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Auburn Botanical Gardens over the weekend and man oh man, was it busy! I mean people just love cherry blossoms. I guess it’s not hard to see why. There’s just something so beautiful about these little pink flowers that cascade above you and fall ever so gently.
The event is well organised, with food trucks set up just in front of the gardens. An entry fee of $5 for non Auburn residents gets you entry to the gardens and access to a number of activities including origami workshops, food stalls, calligraphy workshop, Japanese flower arranging and musical and dance performances.
This year, there will be a Cosplay and Kimonos Competition. Having partnered up with Madman Entertainment, this year Cosplayers have a chance to win a Madman Entertainment prize voucher. Those who dress up gain free entry to the festival.
Simply come to the Auburn Cherry Blossom Festival in your best costume and take a photo in front of the cherry blossoms. Post the photo to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #auburncherryblossom and you will go into the running to win prizes supplied by Madman.
Check the facebook page to see the schedule for this weekend.
So we had a couple of motives to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival – 1. to check out mesmerising cherry blossoms and 2. to take our new camera out for a spin. Here are some of our favourite snaps from the day.
Cherry Blossom Festival
11.00am – 4.00pm
29 and 30 August
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads Auburn
Free bus service to the gallery
Onsite parking is avaiable