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Just North of Belzoni on Hwy 7, visitors will be delighted by beautiful Wister Gardens. The 14-acres that is known as Wister Gardens were first cultivated and lovingly planted by Frances Chiles Henry and Wister Henry beginning about 1937. This is a horticultural wonderland featuring azaleas, roses, fruit trees, day lilies, crape myrtle, and wildlife. Rated best garden in the state by Mississippi Magazine voters, this is the only botanical garden located in the Mississippi Delta. An arboretum has been developed and tree identification labels are displayed. Oct brings a scarecrow contest and in December the garden is aglow with a winter wonderland of lights. In addition, garden workshops are held along with cooking classes. Wister Gardens also hosts weddings, reunions, showers & parties. All are welcome and the gardens are handicapped accessible. Call for hours.
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