Annual Crepe Myrtle Season
Natchez Celebrates The Blooms–And You’re Invited!
July is peak bloom for Natchez Crepe Myrtles. And no other city in the country can boast the extraordinary display of crepe myrtles blooming like Natchez, Mississippi. This summer, you’re invited to enjoy the scenery and venture out on our FREE self-guided tours for your Natchez Experience during the 2023 Crepe Myrtle Blooming Season.
Enjoy These Free Tours All Month Long!
• The Crepe Myrtles of Historic Natchez City Cemetery:
Established in 1822, this historical cemetery is simply beautiful. Drive or walk the Natchez City Cemetery and see more than 490 crepe myrtles amidst the mature landscape with an overlook of the city. Download the crepe myrtle map pdf by clicking the button.
Keep Natchez Blooming
Annual Sallie Junkin Ballard Award
Recognizing Outstanding Contribution to the Beautification of Downtown Natchez
Named in memory of native Natchezian, Sallie Junkin Ballard (1926-2017), who orchestrated the effort to make Natchez the “Crepe Myrtle Capital of the World.” Learn when this year’s winners will be announced, see past winners, and learn more about this notable gardner and Southern lady.