Magnolias for New England

April 4, 2016

Magnolia 'Betty'

Magnolias for New England

Andrew Bunting, Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections, Chicago Botanic Garden
1 Session: Tuesday, April 12, 7:00–8:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building
For many New Englanders, magnolias blooming in April symbolize the much anticipated arrival of spring. Though a cold night can freeze the buds or blossoms and turn petals to a brown wilt, our anticipation for the coming season has already been unleashed and can’t be suppressed. That is the effect of this early-blooming flower after months of cold and snow. Andrew Bunting, magnolia expert and Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden, presents an in depth look at the best ornamental magnolias for the New England area. Many are highlighted in his newly released book, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.

Fee $5 member, $10 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

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