Historic Heartland / Milledgeville

Lockerly Arboretum

1534 Irwinton Rd.
Milledgeville, GA 31061

478-452-2112
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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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • 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