Who is Eliza?
Eliza Scidmore was a journalist, world traveler, book author, photographer, lecturer, art expert, plant enthusiast, and National Geographic board member. All at a time when women were expected to stay home! She loved Japan and the Japanese blossoming cherry tree, which she called, "the most beautiful thing in the world." The lovely landmark cherry trees of Washington, D.C. are there because of one determined woman--Eliza Scidmore.
Who am I?
Andrea Zimmerman, the children's book author who wrote Eliza's Cherry Trees as well as many other books for children. I created this site so more people would know about Eliza's fascinating life. My author website is here.