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.
For information about scheduled events, please check our calendar. Teachers and civic groups interested in field trip visits should contact our Education Programs Coordinator, Natalie Helbling at
Please visit us at 1534 Irwinton Road in Milledgeville, Georgia, approximately one mile from downtown Milledgeville!
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.
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.