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Magnificent Magnolia Tour (260-123)

Saturday, January 18 1-3:30PM

Take a fascinating tour of the magnolia collection in the company of a magnolia expert. Learn about the history of the Garden’s collection and even get tips on growing your own here in the Bay Area. Bring your camera and take home a lasting memory.

About the Magnolia Collection
San Francisco Botanical Garden's magnolia collection includes 51 species and 33 cultivars, including many prized examples from Asia. This unique and long-standing collection began in 1939 with Eric Walther, who planted the very first magnolia in the Garden and continued to introduce species and cultivars throughout his tenure as the first Garden Director. One of the most famous species he planted was the cup and saucer magnolia or Magnolia campbellii, the first of its kind to bloom in the United States in 1940, attracting huge crowds of excited and curious visitors who stood in long lines to see the magnificent large pink blossoms of this lovely magnolia that still stands in the Garden today. More than a dozen other M. campbellii can now also be found throughout the Garden.

Image Missing: Magnolia campbellii. Photo by Brian Fitzgerald
Magnolia campbellii. Photo by Brian Fitzgerald

 
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Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $10.00; nonmembers $20.00 
Notes Saturday, January 18 1-3:30PM  
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