Become a Member

ONLINE PAYMENT: Click here to join or renew your membership  (Will be updated soon)

Memberships are January 1st through December 31st of every year and are half price July 1st through December 1st.  


By becoming a member of The Crosby Arboretum you will help support our educational programs and natural areas.

Membership privileges consist of:

  • A subscription of our Quarterly News Journal, a publication dedicated to information on native plants and habitats as well as program announcements.
  • Unlimited visits to The Interpretive Center in Picayune. (Please note: all visitors, including Members, must sign-in at the Visitor Center.)
  • A 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases.
  • Free and discounted admission to many designated programs and activities.
  • Advance notice of all programs.
  • Special admission privileges and discounts to over 345 other public gardens in North America, through the American Horticultural Society's Receiprocal Admissions Program (RAP).  See to view or download a list of gardens by state.
  • Free Fish and Turtle Food
  • Two FREE One Day site admission guest passes
  • Early Enterance to all plant sales
  • Access to the Arboretum's special collections library that includes books on botanical, horticultural, and gardening topics.
  • 10% discount on Program Room Rental

Membership categories are from January 1st - December 31st of each year with a half price July 1 - December 1, are updated below and include:

  • Student - $20/Membership privileges does not include 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases. July 1st - December 31st $10
  • Individual - $35/Membership privileges for one.  July 1st - December 31st $17.50
  • Individual Military/First Responders - $30/Membership privileges for one. July 1st- December 31st $15
  • Senior Individual (55+) - $30/Membership privileges for one. July 1st- December 31st $15
  • Family - $45/Membership for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18). July 1st - December 31st $22.50
  • Family Military/First Responders -$40/Membership for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18).  July 1st - December 31st $20
  • Donor - $100/Membership privileges for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18) and a $10 gift certificate for any Arboretum plant sale/gift shop purchase.
  • Patron - $250+/Family Membership privileges (2 adults, kids/grandkids under 18) and a Mignon Faget longleaf pine seed lapel pin or pendant. Please indicate your choice.
  • Benefactor - $ 1,000/Membership privileges (2 adults, kids/grandkids under 18) and use of Pinecote Pavilion once a year.
  • Business/Club
    • Sweetgum - $100/Membership privileges for as many as 10 employees.
    • Sassafras - $250/Membership privileges for 11 to 25 employees.
    • Live Oak - $500/Membership privileges for 26 to 50 employees and one free guided tour.
    • Bigleaf Magnolia - $1,000/Membership privileges for 51 and over employees, one free guided tour, and 25% off one Pinecote Pavilion rental.

Please consider checking the box on the Membership Form so that the News Journal can be sent to you as a .pdf, electronically, via email. This helps us to cut costs and is part of our initiatives to Go Green!

Note: All membership renewals will be due in January of every year.

Please note that ALL members and volunteers are required to check-in at the front desk of the Visitor Center. All visitors are noted on our daily visitor log sheet and recorded as statistics for use with Mississippi State University. Data is calculated and used in presentations, grant applications, and justifications for funding.  No Refunds all sales are final.