Parks Victoria is inviting everyone to come to the Dandenong Ranges Gardens in celebration of the coming spring season. The National Rhododendron Gardens will host the popular Hanami Festival on 23 September that sees thousands of people every year come to admire the spectacular cherry blossom grove.
The Hanami Festival is based on the Japanese tradition of 'flower viewing' and refers to the celebration and appreciation of the cherry blossom. In keeping with tradition, visitors will be treated to traditional Japanese flower arranging demonstrations, origami, bonsai, traditional Japanese drumming and tea making ceremonies.
David Adeson, Manager of the Dandenong Ranges Gardens, said that after a cold and wet winter it was a great opportunity for everyone to get out of their lounge rooms and see nature's spectacular springtime show.
Entry to the gardens is free and people can bring a picnic or dine at one of the food stalls on-site and enjoy the picturesque and peaceful surrounds.
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