2024 MSI Annual Meeting Announcement!

SAVE THE DATE: February 16 through 18, 2024

MSI is pleased to announce the Dates for next years Annual Meeting. We will be having our 2024 Annual Meeting in Huntington, California, USA. Our host will be Tim Thibault, who is the Curator, Woody Plant Materials for the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

Tim and his team will start with a Pre-Conference tour on Thursday, February 15 through Friday, February 16. It will include visiting the Joshua Tree National Park, staying at the San Diego Safari Park and seeing the San Diego Botanic Garden.

The main Conference will kick off at The Huntington starting Friday night February 16 with a dinner and end Sunday, February 18. Through the weekend we will spend time visiting three major gardens surrounding Pasadena: Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden and, of course, The Huntington.

A tentative Post-Conference tour is also in the works. We may start Monday, February 19 and end Wednesday, February 21. More details will follow if this opportunity develops.

We will be sending out the MSI Registration Form and also have it on our website sometime in October.

We at MSI are very pleased about this next years conference and know that Tim and his team have worked hard and are very excited to welcome you to all they have to offer you.

Recorded Magnolia Talks Available

If you missed our virtual annual meeting in November 2022, or would like to view the talks again, please click this link.  Hear talks from Richard Baines of the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh at Logan (Magnolias in Vietnam)  and Vance Hooper of New Zealand (Magnolia breeding in New Zealand).  

Gap Analysis Published by GCCM

The Global Conservation Gap Analysis of Magnolia has been released.  This publication presents a summary review of the ex situ and in situ conservation status of 336 Magnolia species. Using information from global databases such as BGCI's PlantSearch and a survey of the global botanic garden and conservation community this analysis aims to provide information to organizations working on Magnolia conservation and encourage next steps for collaborative conservation of the world’s Magnolia species. This work was completed in collaboration with Botanic Gardens Conservation International and with support from the USDA Forest Service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Fondation Franklinia and Magnolia Society International. 


The Cultivar Checklist has been published! Access the article in the journal HortScience here.


The 2023 Seed Counter is now Closed

Thank you to all who ordered.  The proceeds will be used to support MSI's conservation and scientific work on Magnolias.  Thank you!


(Magnolia vallartensis, photograph by Tim Thibault, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens)

Vallarta Botanical Garden's official tree flowers for the first time in Public Display - Magnolia vallartensis. For more inf0, click here.

Go to the official news release from the Vallarta Botanical Garden by Neil Gerlowski, Executive Director of the Vllarta Botanical Garden and MSI Board Member, click here.

Magnolia Conservation

Global Conservation Consortium for Magnolia

Find the GCCM 2021 annual report here

MAGNOLIAs in the news

Fallen champion Magnolia tree gets new mission: Sharing fire prevention message

Find the article here.

Learn about Magnolias

Get advice on selecting magnolias and a list of magnolia resources online.

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Magnolia Classification

Consult the latest thinking on the genera and species that make up the Magnolia family.

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Member Spotlight

C. Ferris Miller


In this spotlight we honor Ferris Miller, founder of the Chollipo Arboretum in the Republic of Korea.   Find out more about Ferris Miller and his work with Magnolias and support of Korean horticulture.  

  • Woodland Gardening by Kenneth Cox is available in the U.S. exclusively through the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden's website. This is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated new book on woodland and shade gardening with valuable information on cultivation and style, as well as descriptions of many of the most exciting new plants that have been introduced in the recent modern era of plant hunting.
  • The MSI Journal archives are now online. Peruse all issues dating back to 1963!
  • Shop for Magnolias - worldwide!   Check out our list of magnolia suppliers around the world.

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Purchase the Proceedings

For members: We have copies of the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Family Magnoliaceae that took place in Guangzhou, China in 2009. Contact us to order your copy today >

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