Cactus Plantation: 1088 Champion Hill Road,
Edwards, MS 39066 (601)852-2705.
Mississippi State University
- The world's only cactus plantation fills several
greenhouses with over 3,500 varieties of cacti, succulents, colorful
bromeliads, daylilies, tropical foliage and seasonal plants.
: 370 Ridge Road, Picayune
MS 39466 (601)799-2311.
Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
- A Savanna exhibit, a Woodland Exhibit and a Aquatic
Exhibit highlight this 104 acre arboretum displaying plants native to the
Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem.
2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi
, MS 39531 (228)388-9074
The House on
- The 52 acre estate, formerly the retirement estate of
Confederate President Jefferson Davis, includes the home where he wrote and
landscaped grounds. (Note: Horribly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Beauvoir
is now being repaired and restored. Please check the website for updates.)
: 1798. N. Canal St., Natchez
- Andrew Ellicott, in defiance of Spain, raised the
American flag on this hill in 1797. This National Historic Landmark is a
historic restoration project of the Natchez Garden Club.
Jackson City Hall
South President Street, Jackson
, MS 39209
Jackson Zoological Park
- One of Jackson's oldest surviving antebellum structures,
this 1846 Greek Revival building includes a plaza with formal gardens and a
statue of Andrew Jackson.
2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson
, MS 39209
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
- This small but excellent
zoo has endangered
species, extensive plantings, re-created natural habitats, and a butterfly
: 1150 Lakeland Drive,
, MS (601)713-3365.
- The complex of museum buildings includes an All America
Rose Selections accredited rose garden listed on the National Rose Register.
: City of Jackson, 4736 Clinton Boulevard, Jackson
MS 39209 (601)960-1894.
- The Gardens, the work of Mynelle Westbrook Haywood and
now a city park, include an Azalea Trail, an All-American Selection Garden,
a Camellia Trail, a Oriental Island, a White Lawn (Wedding Lawn), and a
Hemerocallis Society Display Garden.
: 201 Palestine Gardens Road, Route 9, Box 792,
MS 39452 (601)947-8422.
Private John Allen
National Fish Hatchery
- This 5 acre garden
is a scale model of the Holy Land at the time of Jesus, with the River Jordan,
the Dead Sea, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
: 111 Elizabeth Street, Tupelo
, MS 38802
- The Pvt. John Allen National-Fish Hatchery is a scenic outdoor
facility where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service propagates native fish for use
in restocking programs. A charming 1903 Victorian house which was the home to
hatchery managers for many years offers a Grandmother's Garden of
100 Orleans Street, Natchez
, MS 39120 (601)446-5676.
- This 1820 Georgian style
mansion, a National Historic Landmark owned by the DAR, offers colorful gardens
including a Bicentennial Garden. Landscaped grounds overlook the Mississippi.
: University of Southern Mississippi Campus, Hardy Street
, MS (601)266-6951.
Rowan Oak (Faulkner House)
- This All America Rose Selections
accredited garden features 750 Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora patented rose bushes.
Open year-round, the blooming season is late spring and summer. A campus
offers a detailed description.
: University of Mississippi, Old Taylor Road,
, MS 38655 (662)234-3284.
Springdale Hills Arboretum and Christmas Tree
- Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of
writer William Faulkner's house.
: 2116 Springdale Road, Pocohontas
, MS 39209 (601)366-4679.
Washington County Courthouse
- This 104 acre
arboretum offers trails, over 150 species of trees, ponds for fishing, picnic
areas and the ruins of an 1830s mansion.
: 900 Washington Avenue, Greenville
, MS 38703
- Planted in 1895 by Dr.
Orville Blanton, the first white child born in Washington County, this arboretum
is curated by the Greenville Garden Club and features trees native to Washington
County. Trees are marked by name and description.
State Highway 7, Belzoni
, MS 39038 (662)247-3025.
- This 14 acre garden abounds
with thousands of azaleas, hundreds of roses in two rose gardens, daylilies,
crape myrtles, and flowering fruit trees. A lake provides a home for white and