Who is Eliza Scidmore?
Eliza Scidmore was a journalist, world traveler, 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 landmark cherry trees of Washington, D.C. are there because of one amazing and determined woman, Eliza Scidmore!

Who is Andrea Zimmerman?
Andrea Zimmerman is the author of Eliza's Cherry Trees, as well as many other books. She gives presentations about the history and horticulture of the blossoming cherry trees. 
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