Edwards, Mississippi: World's Only Cactus Plantation

The big yellow sign beside the road says so.
Address:
1088 Champion Hill Rd, Edwards, MS
Directions:
I-20 exit 19. Drive south toward Edwards until the road ends. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd and drive a couple of miles until it ends. Turn right onto Buck Reed Rd, then quickly turn left onto Champion Hill Rd. The plantation will be straight ahead.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
601-951-8770
Admission:
Free
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World's Only Cactus Plantation

Just letting people know that he [John, the owner] is still around, still open, and still worth a visit. I couldn't get him on the phone, but drove up to the house and knocked on the door. He was super nice and full of good stories. His plants are super cheap, too ($3-$4).

[Jack, 01/12/2014]
World's Only Cactus Plantation

I am heading there today to pick up a few plants. The owner is a WWll veteran who goes to dialysis MWF. He is not closed -- you just have to catch him.

[Nichol, 05/30/2013]
Cactus Plantation

Cactus Plantation is still open but only on weekends, Saturday til 5 and Sunday 1-5. Cactus population is way down, but he does get some and will ship them if you let him know your name and number so he can get your address. Looks like he's down to one building and has mostly those Brom... plants.

[Scott McElvain, 08/04/2011]
World's Only Cactus Plantation

The Cactus Plantation is still open, but hurry... John's 81 and has had three major surgeries. He told me he's looking for a buyer to carry on the business. He also said I should tell all my friends he's still open for business, albeit much smaller than in happier times. He used to have 10 greenhouses, now he's got 2 - one on the property and another one down the road that's got nothing but bromeliads in it. The one I was in was about one quarter full of Easter lilies, seein' as how we were just 4 days away from Easter... John said he'd been delivering lilies all morning.

I didn't get there via the interstate - I took Rte 467 off the Natchez Trace Parkway. If you're driving around Edwards, looking for the correct road, Cemetary (sic) Road, look for the water tower. Cemetary Road begins south of the water tower. (At no time did I see the word Cemetery spelled correctly.)

[Lucy, 04/25/2011]
World's Only Cactus Plantation - Closing

The last we heard the owner was closing the business. His wife has passed away and he is aging. That's a shame. It was a fun place to visit.

[Jan Allinder, 11/26/2010]

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