IN PICTURES: Celebrations surround the blossom blooming in the famous Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden

As the Tai Haku blossom reaches it's peak a special visitor came to take in the beautiful sight and the Elderberries made lanterns for the forthcoming Cherry Blossom festival.

Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 2:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 3:00 pm
In full bloom - the beautiful Cherry Orchard. Pictures by Jane Coltman

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In full bloom - the beautiful Cherry Orchard. Pictures by Jane Coltman
Garden CEO Mark Brassell and Felicity White who works in Kent at the former home of Collingwood 'Cherry' Ingram, the man credited with saving the famous Tai Haku cherry tree from extinction.
Mark and Felicity stroll through the cherry trees.

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Participants of the Alnwick Garden Elderberries Blooming Well group are seen decorating paper lanterns which will be hung in the pavilion for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
The Elderberries 'Blooming Well' group use a mixture of targeted therapeutic horticulture and arts activities to enrich the lives of those taking part.
The canopy of blossom grows each year.
Thousands of narcissi provide a colourful carpet in the orchard.
Branching out....
Snake's-head Fritillary is also dotted throughout the orchard.
What a sight!
Thousands of flowers have opened up on each tree.