Member Passing - Bernard de La Rochefoucauld
7 August 1922 - 18 July 2017
Bernard was the founder of l'Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères in 1972. Bernard was a life member of the Magnolia Society International. For more information, click here.

Magnolia macrophylla
var. ashei - Ashe Magnolia

(Photograph by Gary Knox, MSI President)

Dr. Gary Knox, MSI President, Professor of Environmental Horticulture,University of Florida
Dr. Knox and a team of researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida, have been studying the Ashe magnolia to try to figure out why it is so rare and how it may be conserved. For more inf0, click here.

Garden Club of America
Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei (syn. M. ashei
) has been named 2017 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA).  For more info, click here.

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Magnolia Society International 2018 Annual Meeting; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; March 23-25, 2018. For more information, click here.

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