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June Volunteer of the Month

Our Volunteer of the Month is Peggy Dunford, one of our most energetic Dirt Diggers. Peggy is so devoted to working in the Arboretum that she often comes out two mornings a week to help.

Peggy Dunford at Lockerly

Peggy Dunford at Lockerly


We don’t require that our Dirt Diggers be Master Gardeners, but Peggy says she has become a Master Gardener of Weeding thanks to everything our Horticulture Director, Debbie Foster has taught her. Peggy says she has learned a lot about plants and designing beds to showcase plants.

Peggy’s gardening work is divided between her yard in Milledgeville and her home near London. Since she returned to Milledgeville in March, Peggy spent 74.75 hours volunteering in the Arboretum through the end of May.

Peggy was an enthusiastic Plant Sale volunteer in April, and she sold a tremendous number of drawing prize tickets during our three-day event. We are most appreciative of her efforts when we are lucky enough to have her in town.

Hydrangeas from a Lockerly plant sale (left) and a Buterfly Tree, genus Beddliea, native to Asia, growing in Peggy's yard.

Hydrangeas from a Lockerly plant sale (left) and a Buterfly Tree, genus Beddliea, growing in Peggy’s yard.


Spaces are limited in our hypertufa workshop
June 1, 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. Spaces are limited for this class on Tuesday morning, June 14th. Don’t wait to register.

We’ve closed registration- all the spaces are filled.


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.

June Garden Tips
This month Lockerly’s Horticulture Director, Debbie Foster, has suggestions on keeping your grass green and harmful bugs off plants. In addition to the June Garden Tips, the May Garden Tips have vegetable growing solutions, and April’s is all about attracting birds to your yard.
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.