Some 40 magnolia philes from 10 countries made an exceptional interesting tour to the Great Gardens of Cornwall and South East of England. Jim Gardiner, former President of MSI and RHS Executive Vice President led us to the top gardens of UK where the owner often showed his house and garden. During the journey there was a very cold weather but we had good experiences of most expected magnolias. In many gardens we also found other interesting things like THE ORIGINAL WARDIAN CASE in Tregothnan Estate. Look here how the seeds and plants were transported on ships during several months from Far East to England from early nineteenth century.