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Virtual Tuesday at 10: February 13, 2024 “Magnolias for the Home Garden”
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: Virtual Lectures

"Magnolias for the Home Garden"
Speaker: Andrew Bunting

Join Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and author of The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias, to explore the best deciduous and evergreen magnolias for our region. Discover the finest magnolias for a variety of garden layouts and how to find the perfect one to suit your garden.  Attendees will also learn the tricks of the trade to care for magnolia trees to ensure that they thrive in the garden and provide years of spectacular beauty.

Are you a magnolia lover? Do you have a favorite? Tune in to hear more about why the following are Andrew’s top five favorites:

  1. Magnolia x kewensis ‘Wada’s Memory’
  2. Magnolia ‘Coral Lake’
  3. Magnolia macrophylla subsp. Ashei
  4. Magnolia denudata ‘Swarthmore Sentinel’
  5. Magnolia grandiflora ‘D. D. Blanchard’

Andrew Bunting is Vice President of Horticulture and leads the utilization of planting and design to promote environmentally sound gardening practices at PHS. Andrew has elevated each of the departments he oversees and has increased the brand and visibility of PHS through their respective work.

Andrew received his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University. Prior to arriving at PHS, Andrew worked at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chanticleer Garden, and the Scott Arboretum for a tenure of 27 years. He has received the American Public Gardens Association’s Professional Citation, Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, and the Certificate of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He also serves on the Board of Magnolia Society International. Andrew published his first book in 2015, “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.” Andrew enjoys bird watching, travel and, of course, gardening.

This Zoom program is for Members only. It is FREE, but registration is required.  Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.

Registration is now open, click here to register for this lecture. The deadline to register is February 10, 2024.

This event will be recorded and will be available to watch for just 2 weeks following the lecture.

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before the start time. The talk will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to the speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. Please note that all participants will be muted for the duration of the event.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "submit" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed.

Contact: Nora Sirbaugh at [email protected]