The Arboretum at Lockerly includes 50 acres of gardens, walking trails, and a pond. Our plantings feature flowering shrubs such as camellias and azaleas, as well as hollies, perennials, annuals, and a variety of trees including oaks and magnolias. We also have an extensive collection of conifers in our pinetum. E.J. Grassmann envisioned a diverse collection of plants and trees in the Arboretum and our plantings are made with that vision in mind.
In addition to staff, we are fortunate to have a group of volunteers, Dirt Diggers, who lend their skills, energy, and expertise to our gardens. Some Dirt Diggers are Master Gardeners, others are interested in learning about plants, and some of our volunteers simply want a way to contribute to our community.
In the spring of 2015 we began an intensive plant collection documentation project. Currently we have four Plant ID Teams working to locate and identify our plants and trees. This work will be ongoing with new signage added throughout the process. In the future we will add collection information to our web site.
We are always glad to have individuals or groups help in the Arboretum. If you would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478.452.2112.
The Merry Magnolias are one of our four Plant ID Teams.