It was quite a splendid partly-sunny afternoon when we arrived in Riga and at the University of Latvia’s Botanical Garden. First on our tour was a magnolia tripetala in full bloom. A 6-8 meter tree with flowers measuring 25 cm in diameter. Truly a magnificent tree!

Next we were directed to magnolia “Susann” with flowers of lavender and white. The color of such a bush  highlighted its surroundings perfectly.

Venturing on we had the pleasure of seeing several other magnolias, e.g., magnolia soulangeana, magnolia sieboldii, and magnolia obovata… about five in total and taking many pictures to document the spring of 2015. It was a memorable spring, reminisce of a mild winter.

Magnolia tripetalaMagnolia tripetala tree

 

 

Magnolia tripetala  1Magnolia tripetala , Riga

 

 

Magnolia tripetala 2Magnolia tripetala

 

 

Magnolia tripetala  RigaMagnolia tripetala

 

 

Magnolia tripetala  3Magnolia tripetala

 

 

Magnolia Susann RigaMagnolia “Susann” bush

 

 

Magnolia SusannMagnolia “Susann”flower

 

 

Magnolia soulangianaMagnolia soulangiana

 

 

Magnolia sieboldiiMagnolia sieboldii

 

 

Magnolia obovataMagnolia obovata. The tree hasn’t flowered yet.