A Magnolia Garden Party

In the heart of Collingwood’s ‘tree streets’ reigns the Queen of Trees, a magnificent 80 year old Saucer Magnolia, which proudly presents her blooms in a spectacular showing mid May each year. For the past 10 years, to welcome the tree as it blossoms, Susan King has hosted a garden party redolent of Southern charm and hospitality. Sixty or so Collingwood “‘southern belles’ gather to enjoy the floral display while sipping champagne and nibbling on tea dainties. According to local arborists, this magnolia is the largest in the Collingwood area, second only to one in Clarksburg. Photos/Story: mycollingwood.ca