Friends of the Garden

We’re so excited to announce our new addition to the Friends “family”. We’ve published a cookbook titled Dinner with Friends. They will be for sale at Wister Gardens and local area businesses in Belzoni. The price is $20.00. It’s a must have for any cook. Receipes are from various cooking demonstrations held at the Gardens and from Friends of the Gardens. Don’t hesitate to get your cookbook today!


The mission of the Friends of Wister Gardens shall be to support and encourage the development of the goals and projects of the Gardens, to serve as ambassadors to advance awareness of the Gardens,and to enhance the experiences of visitors.

Get Involved:

While the Gardens are supported by a permanent trust, many special developments and maintenance projects as well as promotional projects exist that are beyond the scope of this trust. Your financial support through membership and donations will help the Friends of Wister Gardens support important projects for the Gardens. Become a Friend of the Gardens today, and watch the Delta’s garden educate and delight visitors for years to come.


Wister Gardens Workshop 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008 * Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Gardens Sessions: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. * Admission: $25.00
Coffee & Donuts during registration & lunch is included in fee.

Nellie Neal “Garden Mama” – Be a better Gardener/organic gardening down south.
Mary Boteler – Grandmama’s Garden
Mary Anna Davis – Spring Perennials
Bob Wilbanks- Flowera with a Twist!

* Bank Plus * Belzoni Garden Club * Delta Oil Mill * Delta Western *
* Fountain’s of Greenville * Gresham McPherson Oil Co. * Guaranty Bank *
* Humphreys County Hospital * Jimmy Sanders, Inc. * Multi Bloom & Mega Green *
* Outlaw Mosquitoes * SuperValu of Belzoni * Wade, Inc./ John Deere *


Groups of 10 or more- $20 per person.
To receive group discount, payment by check or money order must be received
before May 9, 2008. No refunds.

INCLUDE: * Name and phone number of a contact person in a group
* List of names in group
* A check or money order for the correct amount payable
to Friends of Wister Gardens

MAIL TO: Friends of Wister Gardens
c/o Kay Long
704 Frances Drive
Belzoni, MS 39038

For more information about renting vendor or exhibit space,
please call Janice Bearden at 662-962-6672
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

T-Shirts will be sold at Wister Gardens and Gussie’s Florist for $15!

Cooking Segments:

“Heart of the Delta Barbeque Team” with Noel Crooke and Otho Tedford July 11th at 6:30

With very limited seating in the kitchen, you must have your name included. You need to call the Gardens at 662-247-3025 and send your $30 donation to Friends of Wister Gardens, P.O. Box 607 Belzoni, MS 39038. Reservations will be taken in the order you call.

The friends of Wister Gardens would like to say a big “Thank You” to those who have provided our cooking segments. It has been great fun! Thank You, Linda Sandifer, Bill Allen, Anne Colbert Barret, and The Blue Room Cooking Team. You helped us raise $1600!