Be sure to see these brilliant blossoms in February and March.
Every year, the San Francisco Botanical Garden explodes into a beautiful spectrum of deep magentas and bright pinks. The “Magnificent Magnolias” event occurs only in February and March, so be sure to find a day soon to see these spectacular blossoms at their best.
The SF Botanical Garden is home to 63 species and 49 cultivars of Magnolias, including a Magnolia campbellii tree which was the first one of its kind to be planted in the United States back in 1940. Other Magnolia species include M. ‘Royal Crown,’ M. doltsopa, M. amoena, M. campbellii ‘Strybing White,’ M. denudata, and M. x alba.
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Magnolias are ancient flowering trees native to Asia and the New World. The SF Botanical Garden cultivates species from dozens of different climates, including the forests of the Himalayas and Mesoamerica. Find hundreds of blossoms, many of them rare and exotic, in the Great Meadow and the Camellia Garden.
The SF Botanical Garden also features over 8,000 other kinds of plants across 55 acres. Be sure to check out the Ancient Plant Garden, the Garden of Fragrance, the Moon Viewing Garden, and many others.
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