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We will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

We’re offering a hypertufa workshop on June 14th!
May 10, 2016

DIY-Hypertufa-PotsWhat’s a little messy and lets you try some new creative things for your garden or yard? Hypertufa! Get all the details and register today for our workshop led by Debbie Foster, Lockerly’s Horticulture Director.




Add water, stir, and learn!
May 25, 2016

We want to add a water feature to our Education Program building. Our Education building doesn’t have running water, and it needs that so Greg Eilers and his staff can do more experiments and dripping waterdemonstrations. Plus, when we aren’t teaching students of all ages, we’ll also be able to use it for creative workshops and classes.

Our goal is to connect the building to the water system and add three sinks by the start of the school year. The estimate for the project is $3,500 from start to finish.  Your support today will help make that possible.

If you would like to support the improvements to our Education classroom, please make a donation online and choose Education Programs so we know where to direct your contribution. If you prefer to donate by sending a check, please please print this form and include it with your donation. Mail it to Lockerly Arboretum, P O Box 310, Milledgeville, GA 31059.

We’ve reduced the prices on our plant sale inventory!

May 10, 2016

IMG_0362We’ve reduced the remaining inventory from our April plant sale. All the perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees are reduced by 25 percent. The vegetables and herbs are reduced to $1.00!

If you couldn’t get here, or you need a few more plants to finish a project, we have a few shrubs, perennials, annuals, trees, and vegetables for sale. All proceeds benefit the horticulture program and maintenance of the gardens. Come shop from 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday and 9:00-noon on Saturdays.

If you want to start making plans for next year, our Friends of Lockerly Plant Sale for members will be on the afternoon of April 6th. We’ll open to the public on Friday, April 7th, and Saturday, April 8th.

April Volunteers of the Month

Lyn and Kathy Chandler

Some things are good on their own, and even better as a pair. That is surely the case with our April Volunteers of the Month, Lyn and Kathy Chandler.

 Both are retired educators, and they have a limitless passion for providing educational opportunities for people of all ages who visit Lockerly.

Kathy is chair of our Education Committee and is, much to our regret, serving in her last year as a Trustee. She took up the work of revitalizing the Woods Museum and added a Visitor Center in the process. The heat and air conditioning unit had already been secured as a donation by the Chandlers working together. With the help of the Education Committee and Dirt Diggers, the Museum will serve as a starting point for visitors and school field trips.

The Museum now tells the story of Rose Hill, the families who lived here, E.J. Grassmann and his founding of the Arboretum, and the role Rose Hill now plays as a setting for weddings, special celebrations, meetings, and educational programs.

Kathy is also one of Lockerly’s most adept recruiters. When the Board of Trustees took on a challenge to recruit more people to become Friends of Lockerly, she recruited her husband, Lyn, to help. The response has been tremendous! As the former principal of Baldwin County High School, an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Baldwin County Board of Education, Lyn has used his countywide network to add 10 new memberships (so far) to our Friend of Lockerly roster.

Working as a finely tuned team, the Chandlers told the story of Lockerly and the work on the Woods Museum to Keith Rheinhart at Lowe’s, and before we knew it, a cabinet donated by Lowe’s was being carried into the Woods Museum Visitor Center!

Inspiring children and adults to be curious about plants and their environments was a lifelong passion of the Arboretum’s founder. Clearly Kathy and Lyn Chandler share this passion for providing educational opportunities to learn about the natural world around us.

April Garden Tips

Want to attract birds to your garden? Read our April Garden Tips from
Horticulture Director Debbie Foster.

Spaces are filling up for Camp Oliver Worley and Camp Discovery!
Register today!

Camp Oliver Worley and Camp Discover campers, June 2015

Camp Oliver Worley and Camp Discover campers, June 2015


Buy groceries, support Lockerly
If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger card, your trip to pick up groceries can benefit Lockerly Krogerprograms every time you use your Kroger card. Please sign into your Kroger account and choose Lockerly as your Community Rewards recipient. Thank you for supporting Lockerly when you buy groceries.