Crosby Arboretum

370 Ridge Road

MS State Extension Service

Picayune, MS 39466

Phone: (601) 799-2311

The 104-acre Native Plant Center of The Crosby Arboretum serves as the focus of Arboretum activities and development. It includes the Pinecote Pavilion (The Pinecote Pavilion and the many wooden bridges were designed by award-winning architect Fay Jones, of Fayetteville, Arkansas) and the Piney Woods Lake for display of native water plants in their natural setting.  The Arboretum protects and manages several lovely pitcher plant bogs both on site and within the natural areas. Edible, poisonous, and aromatic plants, are found at the Arboretum. As the seasons unfold their splendor, the Arboretum provides a clear, unobstructed view of the variety and beauty of our natural resources. More than attractive features of our landscape, plants are an integral part of the environment we inhabit.

Self-guided tours are available Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Staff-guided tours are available by reservation Wednesday through Sunday between 9am to 5pm. Please reserve your guided tour at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. A maximum of 75 people and a minimum of 5 are required.

  • Crosby Arboretum

  • Oct 29, 2016

Design a painted pumpkin to add to your fall décor! Children will use acrylic paint and a variety of props to personalize their pumpkin in this program led by Director Pat Drackett.

One pumpkin will be provided per person. Register by October 28.

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  • Nov 12, 2016

Create beautiful botanical ornaments, using leaves and a “cast stone” mixture of white Portland cement, sand, and water, in this fun and educational workshop with Director Pat Drackett. When the basic technique is mastered, you can use it to tackle larger projects, such as stepping stones, wall plaques, and bird baths.

Open to adults, and children age 12 and up (must be accompanied by adult). Register by November 11. 

  • Crosby Arboretum

  • Nov 12, 2016

Enjoy a fall field walk around the Arboretum grounds to learn about our native shrubs and trees, tips to identify them, their role in history and culture, and ways to use them in your home landscape with Pearl River County Extension Agent Dr. Eddie Smith and Arboretum Director Pat Drackett.

Register by November 11.

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  • Nov 19, 2016

Celebrate the early days of the Piney Woods! Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, basket-making, and more. Saturday features a variety of live music performances.