The Simmons Arboretum, nestled at the very end of St. Augustine Drive is a special green space reserve that Madison residents have enjoyed for roughly 20 years now.
The 10 acre arboretum is home to rustic walking trails, native trees and plants, and the wildlife that attend this natural setting. The topography is varied with small hills, wetlands, and at least one “well sunken road” that Natchez Trace officials speculate was a part of the original Trace road system. The well- marked signs identifying native plants make any trip to Simmons Arboretum an educational hike and a delightful, beautiful adventure. This is just what Dr. and Mrs. Walter Simmons had in mind when they generously gave the land to the city of Madison.
Entrance to the Simmons Arboretum located on St. Augustine Road near the Northbay Subdivision
If you would like to contribute to the Simmons Arboretum, please make your check payable to City of Madison (write Simmons Arboretum in memo section of check) and mail to:
City of Madison
P. O. Box 40
Madison, Mississippi 39130
If you would like to donate a brick, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 601-853-9109.
We must have a minimum of 10 bricks to place an order.