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March In Bloom

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August  |  September  |  October  |  November/December

Aucuba Japonica
Anemone
Azalea Indica (C G Gerbing)
Azalea Indica (Formosa)
Azalea Indica (G. Taber)
Azalea Indica (Martha Hitchcock)
Azalea Indica (President Clay)
Bottle Brush
Buckeye
Camelisa Japonica
Camellia Sasanqua
Crabapple
Daffodils
Flowering Almond
Flowering Cherry
Flowering Peach
Flowering Pear
Flowering Plum
Flowering Quince
Forsythia
Hyacinth
Mahonia
Nandina
Poppy
Pyracantha
Saucer Magnolia
Star of Bethlehem
Tea Olive
Tulip
Vinca

Always In Bloom

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Romantic-Style Gardens

Magnolia is the last large scale Romantic Gardens left in the United States. The Romantic Garden movement has its roots in the industrial revolution in Europe, and is tied directly to the empowerment of the common man. When he went to work in the factories, he wanted to design gardens that would help him forget the dreary life offered during the workday. A good definition of a romantic garden is an "Extravagant Liar". Truly, this is what a romantic garden is designed to do, to "lie" you into forgetting the normality of everyday life. Romantic Gardens are designed to take the viewer to a place where emotion takes precedent over reason. Surprise awaits around every corner. Form, balance and symmetry are thrown to the wind and these gardens are designed to appeal directly to the soul.

We hope that you come and visit us so that you can experience how one family's vision of creating order and beauty in an untamed new world has evolved over the centuries into the magnificent sprawling gardens that the public can enjoy today.