Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Lockerly Arboretum

1534 Irwinton Rd.
Milledgeville, GA 31061

  • Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum

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  • Rose Hill

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  • Children looking at the pond

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  • Bride outside Rose Hill

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  • Walking Trails at Lockerly Arboretum

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Founded in 1965, by Mr. E. J. Grassmann, Lockerly Arboretum boasts 50 acres of shrubs, trees, rhododendrons, a conifer collection, and an extensive camellia collection. The greenhouses are used for educational programs and in 2016, one greenhouse was expanded to include tropical plants. The grounds are free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 and Saturdays from 9:00-1:00pm. Individuals are welcome to visit and enjoy a self-guided tour at their own pace.

The centerpiece of Lockerly is Rose Hill, a National Register, Greek Revival style home built in 1852 by Daniel R. Tucker.  

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.  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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Self-Guided Tours of Rose Hill $3

    To walk the grounds $0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Lockerly Arboretum: Family Fun Day

    Lockerly Arboretum: Family Fun Day

    10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018

    Lockerly Arboretum will host Family Fun Day, a free event with tons of activities including rock painting, kids-n-clay, hay rides, nature walks, games, and more! Scarecrows will be on display for viewing enjoyment and voting on your favorite.

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