The Drummonds Park Arboretum is a collaborative effort of Tipton County Extension Master Gardeners, Boy Scouts of America Troop #260 and others, Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and the county of Tipton. We are working together to create, and have certified, the first official Arboretum in Tipton County. As of January 2016, thirty-five trees have been identified and marked for inclusion, the species have been approved by the state, and we are in the process of installing posts and placing name labels.
One of the shining jewels of Tipton County, the Drummonds Park, is a 30-acre community park located behind the Drummonds Elementary School. It is handicap accessible and consists of a serene walking/hiking trails which wind through beautiful natural woodlands rich with wildlife, a children’s playground, soccer field and covered/lighted pavilions with picnic tables and grills. This park and arboretum combination will offer opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education on plant diversity.
The project chairmen are Roxi Phillips & Melinda Tankersley with the membership as the committee.
For more information, contact Roxi Phillips at 901-299-8330.
The Drummonds Park Arboretum