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Ard’s Dairy Farm


A third generation dairy farm, Ard’s Dairy Farm sits on 1,200 acres of property in east Lincoln County SE of Brookhaven, MS. It offers a unique experience for visitors to see firsthand the daily operations of a working family farm.  Visitors can visit the milk parlor and learn about pasteurization. Guests can take a wagon ride around the property and get the opportunity to bottle feed a dairy calf.


$8 per person

Bamboo Plantation


The Bamboo Plantation cultivates one of the most varied bamboo collections in the United States.  It successfully grows a number of bamboo hybrids as well as bamboo plants collected from around the world.


Contact Owner on Tour Cost


Activities at this Site

Ard's Dairy - guided tours that show a "Day at the Farm"

Bamboo Plantation - Showcases and highlights the varied types of bamboo and its uses as a renewable natural resource.

Hours Open: Ard's Dairy - Open every Saturday in October. Individual tours can be arranged year-round Bamboo Plantation - Open year-round. Best viewing times are spring and fall.

Seasons Open: Ard's Dairy - Fall with Special tour upon request Bamboo Plantation - Year Around with best viewing times are spring and fall.

Accessibility Notes

Limited ADA accessiblity

 Eco-Friendly Notes

Both location boast eco-friendly applications in the farming process with the Bamboo Plantation producing on the greenest and renewable natural resources in the construction and product environment.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Ard's Dairy - No outside animals allowed

Bamboo Plantation - Pet Friendly


For More Information, Contact:

Julie - Ard James
3479 Orchard LN, Ruth, MS 39662
James Banner

709 Hwy 84 W, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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Latitude: 31.379381000
Longitude: -90.256408000
Elevation: 403 FT (123 M)
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