WORKDAYS SCHEDULED FOR 2023-24, 10AM-NOON
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.