Blooming Sakura in Downtown Minsk
Minsk got a gift of 30 sakura plantlets from the Japanese twin-city of Sendai
The Japanese friends presented five types of sakura to Minsk authorities, and if the trees survive the cold winter, another batch of 200 plantlets will be delivered to Belarus. Next year the national symbol of Japan will be planted near the National Library and in the Sendai Park (near the Belarusian State Musical Theater).
The Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe with a square of 153 hectares and 9,000 kinds of plants. Once this number hits 10,000 the garden will enter the top-ten of the best botanical gardens in the world.