In the fall of 2022, 10 young Akebono cherry trees were planted in the Village of New Denver. Heiwa Teien (Peace Garden) consultant Hiro Osuka coordinated the funding for this project, receiving a grant through the Vancouver Japanese Gardens Association (VJCA) and purchasing the 10 trees.
Akebono cherry trees are non-fruit bearing trees that provide a beautiful display of pink blossoms each spring. While this year the display of blossoms is relatively small, we hope the community will be aware of these trees and continue to seek out the blossoms each spring as the trees establish and grow.
New Denver’s 2022 Akebono cherry trees can be found in the following locations:
- Three in Greer Park, between the sculpture at the end of 6th Avenue and the pumphouse building.
- Two in the landscaping at the ‘Welcome to New Denver’ sign on Union Street, visible as you drive into New Denver from the north.
- Five in Centennial Park between the washroom building with the EV Chargers (accessed from 1st Ave) and the end of 2nd Avenue.