Posted by: dave1949 | 2011/05/12

Brock Cherry Trees

With one of the first sunny days in what seems to be a couple of months we went for a walk up around Brock on Sunday. The cherry blossoms and trees seen here are a gift to the university by the government of Japan. Part of the connection is that the main architect of the university when it first got going was a Japanese Canadian,Raymond Moriyama. The government of Japan is giving the university a gift of 200 Sakura cherry trees in honor of Mr Moriyama’s contribution to understanding between Japan and Canada. AT present the first groups of the trees are planted on the north Mall leading to the front of the tower. In spring during their short blossoming time they make a truly wonderful lane to walk through.

From the 60’s when much of the campus was mud and scruffy lawns it has become one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. By nature I’m drawn more to the older forms of some classical buildings found in older universities but Brock is certainly growing into a marvelous place as it nears its 50th anniversary.

How is it possible that the school has been here that long and I can remember it opening? Something has gone horribly wrong here.

Clicking on the pictures should embiggen them. Hope you like them as much as I did getting out on a nice day to take the pictures



  1. Flowering cherry trees!!! We finally actually amazingly got LEAVES this week in the maples. Halleluia!!!

  2. Spring is finally getting it’s act together down here. Heat, bugs and allergies can’t be far behind.

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