Welcome to the Gloster Arboretum where visitors are invited to experience a stunning abundance of trees, shrubs, and flowers, many of which are native to southern Mississippi, preserved in a natural setting along the roads and trails of this 400-acre nature preserve. Welcome to the Gloster Arboretum where visitors are invited to experience a stunning abundance of trees, shrubs, and flowers, many of which are native to southern Mississippi, preserved in a natural setting along the roads and trails of this 400-acre nature preserve.
John James Audubon Foundation
The overall mission of the Gloster Arboretum is preservation, conservation, and education. We are committed to perpetuating Frank and Sara Gladney's vision and demonstrated example of active involvement as the Founders of the Gloster Arboretum and John James Audubon Foundation.
 
 
New at the Arboretum
The Frank and Sara Gladney Memorial Garden which features a variety of plants and trees in a peaceful setting inviting observation and reflection to guests who visit there was added in the spring of 2012. The garden was funded by donations for the specific purpose of honoring the founders of the Gloster Arboretum.
Welcome to the Gloster Arboretum where visitors are invited to experience a stunning abundance of trees, shrubs, and flowers, many of which are native to southern Mississippi, preserved in a natural setting along the roads and trails of this 400-acre nature preserve.
“Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep.” - Emerson
Donate to the Arboretum
The John James Audubon Foundation, Gloster Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contributions are tax deductible.

We welcome memberships, general donations and donations for a specific purpose, such as the House Preservation Fund.

For more information, or if you would like to become a member, please contact our site director, Von Odenwald, 601-225-4132 or email us at glosterarboretum@bellsouth.net
Welcome to the Gloster Arboretum where visitors are invited to experience a stunning abundance of trees, shrubs, and flowers, many of which are native to southern Mississippi, preserved in a natural setting along the roads and trails of this 400-acre nature preserve.

Located at 1345 Arboretum Lane in Gloster, MS, the Arboretum was founded in 1965 by Frank and Sara Gladney of Baton Rouge, LA. It is managed by the John James Audubon Foundation to preserve and protect the unique indigenous plant associations found there and to preserve and enhance non-indigenous plants introduced by the Gladneys and others. Native plants include a variety of trees in the beech family, magnolias, stewartia, mountain laurels, rhododendrons, azaleas, and viburnums.

We invite you to experience this amazing place as you drive the roads, hike the trails, or just stop along the way for reflection. The Arboretum has many eye-catching treasures of nature to offer in every season.

We look forward to your visit.
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