Japan born Helsinki entrepreneur Norio Tomida made a proposal in 2005
for the creation of the Roihuvuori Cherry Park. The Japanese community in Helsinki
donated the trees to the city of Helsinki as a sign of gratitude to the city.
Photo Kristiina Lehto / Yle
By 2009 there were 152 cherry trees. The pink blossomed ornamental cherry trees
Prunus sargentii have since thrived very well in the park.
I & hubby visited on Monday morning because were afraid that the forecast thunder storm
would spoil all the fragile flowers. Not too much visitors, so it was lovely to stroll in the park.
We even saw a Cherry Princess with her maiden!