Going natural? 8 eco activities you won’t want to miss this year

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By Diane C. Lade

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Check out cherry blossoms: Cherry trees — synonymous with Japan and famous for their fantastically pink flowers — have a tough time in warm climates. Yet you can experience blossom bliss here. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, west of Delray Beach, planted imported shoots of the Prunus campanulata, or flowering Taiwan cherry tree, on the grounds about 10 years ago, said marketing and events director Kizzy Sanchez Sherven.

Although the 25 trees still are in their infancy, they usually bloom in late winter or early spring, Sherven said. “It really depends on when we have a significant drop in temperatures, which is completely unpredictable in South Florida,” she said. “Our trees flower, just not the way people are used to seeing them in Washington, D.C., or cooler climates.”

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is at 4000 Morikami Park Road. Admission is $9 for children, $13 for seniors and $15 for adults.

Info: morikami.org, 561-495-0233

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