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Watch a video of this year's gorgeous cherry blossom bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Shaye Weaver
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The delicate cherry blossoms of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are currently off-limits, forcing the cancelation of the annual Sakura Matsuri festival, but a new video released on Sunday brings the blooms to you.

A film by Nic Petry of Dancing Camera debuted on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Facebook page on Sunday, showing off its more than 120 flowering cherry blossom trees in its Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk sections.

According to the garden, the double blossoms of the Prunus Kanzan trees, which make up most of Cherry Esplanade, represent the finale of cherry blossom season since they are the last to bloom. They are the "most showy ornamental cherry," which has "extravagant, with pink, almost magenta double blossoms borne in hanging clusters."

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The video, which you can see here, follows the garden's pathways and offers sweeping views upward and across the property, as if you were the only one there.

Dancing Camera has also done an incredibly beautiful video of the Japanese Garden.

If you were planning on going to the garden's cherry blossom festival, you can watch the best moments from the event's past here.

The New York Botanical Garden has also posted a walkthrough its Burn Family Lilac Collection, showcasing the pink, white and purple blooms that are gracing its property right now.

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