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Development began on the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North, named to mark Queen Victoria's 60th jubilee, in 1897. Cherry blossom trees were first planted in the 1920s, and became a feature of the gardens. Hundreds of people came to view them each year when in blossom and special trains ran from Wellington to bring sightseers.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_P38_RES_0145
Title
Cherry Blossom, Victoria Esplanade
Held In
Coolstore
Date
1944

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Place
Victoria Esplanade Drive, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1940s,
black and white,
car,
cherry blossoms,
esplanade,
gardens,
motor car,
park,
photographs,
reserves,
victoria esplanade,
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