Magnolia Plaza - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Magnolia Plaza

Magnolia Plaza

Judith D. Zuk 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.


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Image, top of page: Rebecca Bullene