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2020 Nelson Hanami

Saturday 19th-Tuesday 29th September 2020

We are sad to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Nelson Cherry Blossom Festival. The uncertainty around COVID-19 alert levels and limits to gathering numbers are key factors in this decision. The health of stall-holders, performers and the community is also our highest priority and we must act responsibly to maintain this.

But there will still be an opportunity to celebrate the coming of spring and the cherry blossoms in Miyazu Japanese Gardens. This year we are encouraging 'hanami' where people take a picnic and enjoy the blooming of the sakura with their family or friends, at their leisure.

This is traditionally the practice in Japan around blossom time and we feel that this year it is the safest and most appropriate way to give thanks for our splendid Japanese gardens.

Throughout the 2020 cherry blossom season you can enter a photo taken in Miyazu Gardens and be in to win great prizes. More details available on our Facebook page

Thanks for your understanding & support.

Ogenki de / Stay safe & well

Family Friendly Featured Free


September 19–29, 2020


8am - 6pm


Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson

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Ph. (027) 305 6499

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