Magnolia Botanical Garden is the focal point of the North MS Research and Extension Center, branch station of Mississippi State University. The garden is divided into 'rooms' which consist of the rose garden, native plant garden, annual area, perennial and herb garden, bulb garden, grass area, pollinator garden. These areas concentrate on plant collections that are targeted to home horticulture. The gardens are maintained in a sustainable manner. There are many opportunities for volunteer's to participate from area maintenance and administrative projects.