SONIA PIERRE was a tireless fighter for the human rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent. She passed away in 2011, but her work for displaced people and refugees from Haiti in the Dominican Republic is widely remembered today.
Follow Magnolia’s executive director Tom Johnson on a one-hour garden walk each day in February as he explains the history of Magnolia’s camellia collection, the largest in the United States. Johnson also will discuss Magnolia’s on-going efforts to travel the world to collect pre-1900 camellia varieties and return them to Magnolia to be preserved for future generations. The garden walks at 1 p.m. each day are free with garden admission. Sign up for the walks at the ticket booth.
Magnolia and other gardens across the country will observe National Public Gardens Day on May 8. On that day, Magnolia is offering a discounted admission. Buy one general garden admission for $15 and get one free admission. This offer is only available with a coupon available from the American Public Gardens Association. Go to www.nationalpublicgardensday.org to download the coupon.