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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

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March 15-17, Jackson
Jackson Garden Extravaganza
Mississippi Trade Mart

Plants, garden accessories, landscape pros, indoor gardens, gardening experts, soil testing, seminars, pottery, equipment, door prizes, children's area, & much more!!! $6 Admission, children under 15 free. Free parking. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit  

March 28-April 6, Columbus
Spring Pilgrimage

We welcome you to join us in Columbus for the 79th Annual Spring Pilgrimage. This is an award-winning event that has been widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours of the south. A key highlight of the event will be the Home and Garden Tours. Historic homes and gardens will be explored on a 10-day tour along with carriage and double decker bus rides. On April 6, the Garden Party will take place, where you can stroll through historic gardens with mint juleps and cheese straws from 3:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, go to and click on the calendar of events.  

April 6, Jackson
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day. From live exotic animals to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums. This event has something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss all the live demonstrations and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s native plant garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from the food truck vendors (not included with admission price), and take a hike (guided or self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails. $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Ages under 3 FREE. Museum Members are FREE. For more information, please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at  

April 6, New Albany
Union County Master Gardeners 10th Annual New Albany Home & Garden Show
Historic Downtown New Albany 
This year’s theme is "Dancing into Spring." Free admission. Horticulturists Jason Reeves and Felder Rushing will headline the educational program. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 13, Starkville
Cotton District Arts Festival
Starkville Historic Cotton District

The festival blends incredible art, music, and food into a showcase event. The festival is hot to more than 125 artisans, as well as a juried art competition and show, Writer’s Village, Taste of Starkville restaurant competition, Pet Parade, Student Art Competition, and much more. Presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council, the Cotton District Arts Festival has been named one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, and one of the top 5 festivals in Mississippi for 2012-2014 and again in 2015 by Mississippi Magazine. For more information, call 662-324-3080 or visit  

April 13, Tupelo
Lee County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Lee County Extension Office
5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd.

8:00 a.m. to noon. Come early for the best selection of plants! After-sale: Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Some price reductions on Tuesday) A list of available plants can be found on our website:  Follow Lee County Master Gardeners on Facebook for all the latest on our Plant sale and other MG events. Our Plant Sale is the Lee County Master Gardeners' annual fundraiser. Plant Sale proceeds benefit Lee County MG Projects which promote gardening and beautify our community. The proceeds also benefit two MSU undergraduate scholarships and children’s summer camp scholarships. Please bring cash or check to the sale because we know you will find something you have to take home! 

April 27, Jackson  
Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens

Come check out our wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are perfectly suited to our Southern soils and climate! After finalizing your plant purchase, please feel free to stroll through Mynelle Gardens! 8 a.m.-noon.  

April 27, Brandon
Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

8:00am-12noon, 601 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS (Extension Building). For more information visit 

May 6, Meridian
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Farmer's Market on Front Street

From 7:00a.m. - Sold out. All plants grown by members of the EMMG club and sold at affordable prices. Income promotes horticulture student school costs. Free Parking. Phone MSU Extension Service 601-482-9764 for information.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.