Tour the Arboretum

Self-guided tours are available at your convenience Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a leisurely stroll where you can learn about our native flora and fauna by reading the trail signs. Please call if you plan to bring a large group for a self-guided tour.

Staff-guided tours are also available by reservation Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday tour dates are occasionally available. Please inquire.  Please reserve your guided tour at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. Reservations are taken on a first come basis and are booked only by telephone. A maximum of 75 people and a minimum of 10 are required. If you need to cancel or reschedule a guided tour, please give us as much notice as possible.

School Groups

Reservations are required for both self guided and staff guided tours for schools. The requirements outlined above apply to school groups. Please have the following ready when placing your reservation:

  • Preferred date and time
  • Class size and grade
  • Name of school
  • Contact name, address, and phone number
  • Activity request (limited to small class sizes)
  • Special needs of any students

Large classes will be divided into smaller groups during general guided tours. At least 1 adult is needed for every 6 students to assist the Arboretum staff. Teachers are responsible for supervising students while at the Arboretum.

Group Fees

Schools K-12

Self-Guided Tour $2 per child under 12. (1 and under Free) $5 per Adult $4 Senior/Military - First Responders
Staff-Guided Tour

$3 per child under 12, $4 per child over 12. (1 and under Free) $5 per Adult $4 Senior/Military-First Responders


(Admission rates for tours revised March 2021)

Universities and Community Colleges

Guided Tour (minimum of 10 people) $7 per student
Mississippi State University $6 per student

General Public (garden clubs, community organizations, etc.)

Guided Tour (minimum of 10 people)

$8 for adults, $7 for senior (over 55)
$3 per child under 12, $4 per child over 12

( Children 1 and under free)

**All Arboretum and AHS reciprocal garden members within these group categories enter free!**