Giant magnolias added to botanic garden’s rose ramp

Ten 200-gallon magnolias and a 200-gallon live oak have been planted on either side of the ramp in the historic rose garden of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Ralph Duesing, a Dallas architect, has created a new, formal design for the rose garden, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden staff is implementing that design by installing the trees. Shrubs specified for hedges have already been planted on either side and down the center of the ramp, as have huge containers planted with blue agaves.

These 10 additional magnolias will be “icing on the cake” and will create an even more formal and impressive look in the rose garden, said Steve Huddleston, senior horticulturist.

The rose garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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