Now and then it’s nice to slow down and reconnect with nature. We found a pretty fabulous spot in Picayune, Miss. that is just the place for that. Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum is the premier native plant conservatory of this region. It began as a living memorial to L.O. Crosby, Jr. (1907-1978) and has since expanded to become a resource for education in the region and world. WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend visited with Pat Drakett, Director of The Crosby Arboretum, to find out everything the site has to offer.
It’s a fascinating place that never stops changing. Any visit you take results in a snapshot that will be different from the next. From their official website:
The Crosby Arboretum is dedicated to educating the public about their environment. This mission is carried out by preserving, protecting, and displaying plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, providing environmental and botanical research opportunities, and offering cultural, scientific, and recreational programs.
Fascinated by the Crosby Arboretum? Find it on the map below to plan your next visit.
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