Blossom Day W4

The organisers of the cherry tree festival in Staveley Rd have announced the date for their street party – Sunday 19 April.

Blossom Day ‘will be a unique opportunity for both local residents and lovers of cherry blossom trees from further afield to come and enjoy Chiswick’s very own sakura festival’ they say. (That’s cherry blossom in Japanese, to the uninitiated).

The festival, to celebrate the beautiful trees and the uplifting of the spirits as they presage the coming of spring, will involve a haiku competition, origami demonstrations and children’s art activities, amongst other things.

Not at all ironic that while one part of Chiswick is refusing to plant cherry trees because of the mess they make, another is celebrating them.

WARNING. Cherries underfoot can ruin your shoes.