Bigleaf Magnolia Planting


As part of the 30th anniversary of the Museum, we worked with donors, volunteers, and the Family of Walter Anderson to plant several of Walter Anderson's beloved bigleaf magnolias around his muraled Little Room, as he himself had done when the Little Room was a part of his artist's cottage at Shearwater Pottery. Special thanks to Joanna Shows of Columbia, MS for donating the trees, and naturalist Mark LaSalle and arborist David Minkler for consulting.

Walter Inglis Anderson, Walter Anderson’s Cottage, c.1955. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Family of Walter Anderson