What: Magnificent Magnolias!
Native magnolias, Dr. John Tobe
Best flowering magnolias, Dr. Gary Knox
Walking tour of the Magnolia Garden (over 150 types!)
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day) 1:00 to 2:30 EST
Where: University of Florida/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center
Off Pat Thomas Highway, SR 267 at 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Located just north of I-10 Exit 181, 3 miles south of Quincy.
Members of the Magnolia Family are prized worldwide for their flowers and have become some of the most widely planted trees. Since 2000, Environmental Horticulture Professor Gary Knox has developed a collection of magnolias that is recognized as part of the NAPCC National Collection of Magnolia.
Gardening Friends of the Big Bend and Magnolia Society International present “Magnificent Magnolias” Saturday, February 14. Learn about the many different varieties of magnolias adapted to our area as well as our many beautiful native magnolias. After indoor presentations, magnolia experts will lead a walking tour through a Magnolia Garden containing more than 150 different magnolias, many of which will be in full bloom. A plant sale will follow.