The magnolia (Magnolia sp.) is a wonderful genera with many species and cultivars. Of 125 species only a few are hardy in Minnesota. Several of these are cultivars of Magnolia x loebneri, a hybrid of the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) and Kobus magnolia (Magnolia kobus). The magnolia flowers are fragrant and beautiful and it is no wonder that gardeners wish to have them in their gardens. This collection is near the end of Three-Mile Drive just as one emerges from the woods but there are some in the Shade Tree Exhibit, the Home Demonstration Gardens and elsewhere. We have 17 species and cultivars and a total of 19 specimens in our collection.