The gardens at Lockerly Arboretum and historic Rose Hill are open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 and from 10:00-4:00 on Saturdays from March 1 to November 15. We close the Monday before Christmas and re-open on January 2. 

Visitors can walk the trails, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the tables near our pond, watch birds and wildlife.  We ask that all dogs be kept on a leash and that owners clean up after their pets. No animals, including service dogs, are allowed in Rose Hill.​ 

 Rose Hill is open for guided tours on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.  The last tour begins at 3pm.  Tours are $5 per person. 

For information about scheduled events, please check our calendar. Teachers and civic groups interested in field trip visits should contact Lockerly at 478-452-2112.

For more information about the gardens, contact us at or call 478.452.2112.

Please visit us at 1534 Irwinton Road in Milledgeville, Georgia, approximately one mile from downtown Milledgeville!


Rose Hill

Prior to the present Rose Hill’s construction in 1852, another house with the same name stood on the exact site. It was a two-story wooden structure built by R.J. Nichols, an entrepreneur from Connecticut. Nichols named the house Rose Hill as there was an abundance of Cherokee Roses growing on the property.


Plant Collections

Lockerly Arboretum hosts a variety of stunning native and ornamental collections along several walking paths. Learn more below about our collections and where you can find them on the grounds at Lockerly.