5th Avenue Garden

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The Fifth Avenue Garden History

As a result of a decision of the Board of Trustees in 1939, three magnolias were selected for the Fifth Avenue garden. The two trees on the lower tier are Saucer Magnolias (Magnolia soulangeana) and the species on the upper tier by the flagpole is a Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata). Considered to be some of the largest in the New York area, and certainly the most grand in the setting in which they are displayed, they maintain their balance by yearly pruning, to sustain their sprawling shape in proportion to the long limestone facade of The Frick Collection.

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, looking southwest, 1939

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, showing Olmsted's privet hedges and the recently planted magnolia trees,1939.

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, looking northeast, 1955

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, looking southwest, 1955

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, looking southeast, 1955

  • Fifth Avenue Garden, looking southeast, 1955

  • Frick Collection exterior, 1974

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