Hidden away at the back of the council buildings were these two magnificent magnolias in glorious full flower, one taller specimen and one more compact. Just had to take a photo as I passed by on one of my trips to the gallery to view the quilt exhibition. A passer by said to me, “Aren’t they lovely. Do you know what the trees are called?”. Of course I did. I’m not really much of a gardener, but I can certainly recognise these magnificent magnolias, one of the loveliest winter flowering trees around.