Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Lockerly Arboretum

1534 Irwinton Rd.
Milledgeville, GA 31061

  • Walking Trails at Lockerly Arboretum

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  • 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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Lockerly Arboretum is a 50-acre Arboretum surrounding a mansion, Rose Hill, built in 1852. The gardens include a native plant collection, perennial beds, and a pinetum. They serve as an outdoor classroom for Lockerly's Education Program. A picnic area near the spring-fed pond in the back lawn provides an inviting place for lunch. In addition to walking trails, there is a gravel drive which allows visitors to drive through the Arboretum. The public is welcome to tour the gardens at no cost.

Rose Hill is open to the public for self-guided tours. The mansion, one of a few masonry constructed homes in the area, was built in Greek Revival style. It features floor to ceiling windows on the main floor and a third floor balcony overlooking a koi pond in the front lawn. The fee for tours is $3.00 per adult, and $1.00 for children and students.

Rose Hill and the Arboretum are available for weddings, special occasion parties, and meetings. 

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

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Holiday Open House at Rose Hill

    Holiday Open House at Rose Hill

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Rose Hill, a Greek Revival home circa 1852, is the centerpiece of the Lockerly Arboretum and will be decorated for the holidays. Join us for a Holiday Open House at Rose Hill on Lockerly Arboretum Grounds on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Admission is free for Friends of Lockerly and $3 for all others.

    On Thursday, December 7, there will be a Holiday Reception at Rose Hill from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. with beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $30 for Friends of Lockerly and $35 for al... read more