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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 Saturday 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, and take a self-guided tour of Rose Hill. Information about the history of Rose Hill and the period furnishings are provided for self-guided tours. There is no charge to visit the gardens. Self-guided tours of Rose Hill are available at a cost of $3.00 per adult and $1.00 for children.

Veterans & Friends of Lockerly may tour the house at no cost (please show a valid military ID). 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.​ 

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 info@lockerly.org or call 478.452.2112.

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

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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.

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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.