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.
Magnolia stellata (star magnolia) buds beginning to open in March. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Magnolia salicifolia (anise magnolia) on the border of Magnolia Plaza.
Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’ blooming in May. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Magnolia x ‘Lois’ blooming in April. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Magnolia 'Marillyn' on Magnolia Plaza in April. Photo by Blanca Begert.