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Lockerly Arboretum Receives Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant
Lockerly Arboretum was recently awarded a grant for $5921 from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for the Rhododendron Collection Enhancement Project. This grant will be used to enhance the rhododendron and native azalea collection by adding new plants, irrigation and signage. A new educational brochure highlighting trees and shrubs along the nature trail where the rhododendron collection is located will also be created.
The project will begin soon and the work will be completed by the end of 2017. Follow our progress on Facebook https://www.facebook.
Georgia Gives Day
American Conifer Society Reference Garden
On November 4th, Lockerly’s Conifer Collection was officially designated an American Conifer Society (ACS) Reference Garden! After leading ACS members/sponsors Rodger Flotta, Jeff Rutel, and Jerry & Lance Pailer on a stroll through the arboretum’s 600+ specimens, Horticulture Director Debbie Foster was thrilled to receive news of becoming one of nineteen Southeastern Region Reference Gardens. Southeastern ACS Reference Garden Coordinator Barbie Colvin was also on hand for this momentous occasion!
The conifer collection at Lockerly Arboretum was started in the early 1980’s. The majority of it was planted between 1988 and 1992. In February of 2009 the arboretum received a gift-in-kind of over 100 conifers from Head-Lee Nursery in Seneca, South Carolina to support our efforts in the redevelopment of the conifer collection. In 2011 Lockerly Arboretum was awarded a grant from the ACS Southeast Region that provided an additional 90 conifers to enhance the garden. A second ACS grant for $3000 was awarded in 2013. In late December 2013 and January 2014, over 115 new plants were added to the collection as a result of this grant. Currently the reference garden has over 600 specimens representing 23 genera, 45 species, and 151 different cultivars.
Lockerly Arboretum will be one of five reference gardens in Georgia, including Armstrong State Arboretum, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Smith Gilbert Gardens, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. For a complete list of conifer reference gardens in the Southeast Region go to http://southeast.conifersociety.org/reference-gardens/.
Invest in Rose Hill’s Heritage & Future
Received Community Foundation Grant
A Special THANK YOU to our CURRENT DONORS:
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Gerald Grimes Plumbing
William R. Harper
Alan & Sherrill Jones
Milledgeville Garden Club Council
Bill & Dede Reoch
Frank & Ann Vinson
Russ & Anne Walden
Anela Kolohe Foundation
Executive Director Job Announced
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