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Lockerly Arboretum

  • Hwy 441 South 1534 Irwinton Road
    Milledgeville, GA 31061
  • Phone: (478) 452-2112

Founded in 1965, by Mr. E. J. Grassmann, Lockerly Arboretum boasts 50 acres of gardens, walking trails, and a pond. Their plantings feature flowering shrubs such as camellias and azaleas, and a variety of trees including oaks, magnolias and a 301 year old section of a bald cypress, as well as perennials and annuals. A 1 mile nature trail is home to many mature hardwoods, ferns and wildflowers, including a Tall Stewartia (Stewartia monadelpha), a small leaf Vibernum and a Cedar Elm, all Georgia State Champion trees. The greenhouses are used for educational programs and in 2016, one greenhouse was expanded to include tropical plants. Starting in 2018, Lockerly will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

The centerpiece of Lockerly is Rose Hill, a National Register, Greek Revival style home built in 1852 by Daniel R. Tucker. The name Rose Hill was chosen because of the abundance of Cherokee Roses that grew on the site.

Visitors can walk the trails, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the tables near the pond, watch birds and wildlife, and explore the mansion. There is no charge to visit the gardens. Self-guided Rose Hill tours are $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and free for veterans. Coordinated group tour pricing is available; please call for rates. All dogs must be kept on a leash and owners are asked to clean up after their pets.

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Details Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019   |  Details Location: Lockerly Arboretum
Scarecrows will be on display throughout Lockerly's 50 acres during the month of October. Stroll the grounds and vote for your favorite! Here's how to…
Details Oct 26, 2019   |  Details Location: Lockerly Arboretum
Come join the Lockerly staff and volunteers for a day of interactive activities for the whole family. Family Fun Day will take place at the arboretum…
Details Nov 7, 2019   |  Details Location: Rose Hill
Wine in the Woods at Lockerly Arboretum will be an opportunity for guests to experience Lockerly at a different time of day, will showcase a…
Details Dec 5, 2019   |  Details Location: Rose Hill
Be the first to tour Rose Hill's wonderful Christmas decorations! Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members.