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Magnolia Plaza

Magnolia Plaza lies in front of the beaux arts Administration Building and showcases the trees in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s renowned magnolia collection.

In March, the early-blooming star magnolias begin to flower, covering the trees with a multitude of white blossoms. In April and into May, the ivory, yellow, pink, and rich purple flowers of the later-blooming magnolias emerge, including many hybrids developed by BBG.

The plaza was designed by landscape architect Harold Caparn and was first planted in 1932.


Learn More

Blog › Eight Magnolia Hybrids Bred by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Blog › Magnolia Plaza Is in Bloom
How-to Article › Planting a Potted Tree or Shrub in Your Garden
Blog › How Do Buds Survive the Winter?

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