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Cherry blossom lures visitors to Cibodas Botanical Garden

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Jakarta  /  Tue, January 16, 2018  /  06:08 am
Cherry blossom lures visitors to Cibodas Botanical Garden

Cherry blossom at Sakura Garden in Cibodas Botanical Garden in Cianjur, West Java. (instagram.com/roktobaren/File)

Since coming into bloom last week, cherry blossom has become one of the tourist attractions at Cibodas Botanical Gardens in Cianjur, West Java.

The flower can be found in the green house of Taman Sakura (Sakura Garden).

According to the Indonesian Institute of Sciences' (LIPI) Cibodas Botanical Garden Instagram account, the species blooming there are Prunus cerasoides and Prunus sp..

The garden itself is said to have successfully grown up to seven species of the flower.

Institute data states that the flower usually blossoms between January and February, and between August and September.

Read also: The mesmerizing Sakura season

 

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One of the visitors, 20-year-old Sinta Rosita, told Antara news agency that she intentionally came from Makassar, South Sulawesi, to marvel at the cherry blossom.

"I saw it on Facebook and it looked good and there were many flowers blooming," Sinta said, adding that she came along with her family.

Head of the LIPI Cibocas Botanical Garden conservation agency, R. Hendrian, said Sakura Garden was built in March 2007 with Japanese style as the concept.

The botanical garden also hosts Taman Lumut (Moss Garden) and Taman Rhododendron (Rhododendron Garden). (wir/kes)

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