Work Days


Wed. October 25        GC Philadelphia, West Chester, Weeders

Wed. April 24              Garden Workers, Wissahickon, Four Counties

Wed. May 22              Gardeners, Planters, Providence, Huntington Valley

Magnolia Tribute Garden

The Magnolia Tribute Garden, on the south side of Locust Street between 4th and 5th Streets, was donated by the Garden Club of America in honor of the founders of our nation and dedicated in May 1959.   George Washington's expressed interest in magnolia trees inspired this garden.  Around its walled perimeter are 13 early spring blooming hybrid magnolias suitable for northern climates.  They represent the 13 original colonies.  Enclosed by wrought iron fences and gates, the plantings include Saucer Magnolias, Narcissus Snow Azaleas, Honey Locusts, Cottonasters.  There is a central feature of a fountain as well as a wall fountain where the dedication plaque can be viewed.    In honor of 100th anniversary of the National Park System, The Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America   restored the garden for the enjoyment of generations to come.