by Frances Chiles Henry and Wister Henry in the era
of 1937, the garden was developed for the
beautification and enjoyment for all that stroll
through the Garden.
of azaleas of many varieties line the pathways,
covered wooded areas and drives and are stunning
from around March 25 to April 25 each year.
with the azaleas are hundreds of roses throughout
the Gardens. There are two designated rose gardens
for you to enjoy (and envy their beauty). Daylilies,
those fabulous smelling addition to any garden,
abound in the Garden with the best viewing being
during early June and July. Daylilies are such a
lovely fragrant flower that the stroll through the
Garden at this time will be most enjoyable.
are Crape Myrtles providing glorious color through
the months of July thru September.
a few minutes and sit in the six-sided gazebo while
you admire the flowers and rest just a bit. There is
also a large fountain from Italy installed over an
artesian well to add even more character and beauty
to the site. Here
you will get to see the highest award presented to
gardeners by the Menís Garden Club of America, a
Johnny Appleseed statue just across the lawn from
the Garden House.
is an elegantly landscaped, lush fourteen-acre
estate surrounding a colonial house. There are broad
lawns and a small decorative lake populated by black
swans, African geese, and flamingos. Wister Gardens
has a nice Deep South ambience, with gazebos and
serpentine paths through the trees. Some 8,000
azaleas bloom in springtime, as do numerous bulbs
(including 4,000 tulips) and a variety of lovely
fruit trees. There are more than 120 varieties of
trees and shrubs here. Also of note are the
chrysanthemums of autumn and the camellia displays
Wister Gardens is a
stunning environment for wedding venues, delta
weddings, class reunion, family reunions, picnics.
You have have access to a full kitchen and a
you want to be inside? Well, there is a year-round
glassed-in garden house, heated in the winter and
air-conditioned in the summer, that can be rented
for special occasions.
Garden Club of Belzoni gives you an opportunity to
learn what some of the different varieties of trees
and shrubs are by identification markers on 150
and enjoy the ducks, there are a variety of them
occupying the 4 acre lake at the site.
Open Year Round from Sunday Ė Saturday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on all major holidays.
Gardens are handicap accessible.
Wedding Pet Friendly