photo of magnolia trees in Fifth Avenue Garden of the Frick Collection

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).

The Frick Magnolias: Spring 2022

video still of man standing beside Magnolia tree

Horticulturist Galen Lee has been taking care of the Frick's iconic magnolia trees for over half of their 85-year lives. Hear how he continues to care for them during the renovation of The Frick Collection's historic home on Fifth Avenue.

For more information about the magnolias, visit our Virtual Tour.