Lockerly Arboretum (50 acres) is a private, nonprofit arboretum located on Business Highway 441 South, Milledgeville, Georgia. It is open daily, except Sundays, without charge.Make Lockerly Arboretum part of your personalized Milledgeville itinerary using our Milledgeville trip itinerary tool.
The arboretum was chartered in 1965 on the grounds of the antebellum "Lockerly" (originally "Rose Hill") mansion (1853) constructed by Judge & Mrs. Daniel R. Tucker whose grounds were influenced by their friend A. J. Downing. In 1998, Col. Oliver N. Worley donated an additional 200 acres (0.81 km2) to the foundation for an Environmental Education facility.
The arboretum is a horticultural laboratory, with collections of azalea, camellia, conifers, holly, rhododendron, and viburnum, as well as daylily, iris, and a greenhouse for cactus and tropical plants. The Rose Hill mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.
Lockerly Arboretum reviews
The Lockerly Arboretum is a paradise of wild nature and beautiful trees in the heart of Milledgeville, and the arboreal beauty is a treat in and of itself. In my opinion, however, the greatest draw... more »
Easy access, very nice for a free experience, clean, well kept, quiet, has neat places to picnic if you want or just a short hike. would definitely recommend more »
Super friendly staff and gorgeous grounds. Great way to spend an hour or two. Lots of walking so bring some water and comfortable shoes.
Incredibly decorated with period pieces, beautiful grounds. Great way to spend a few hours!
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