Lockerly Arboretum

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United States of America - Georgia - Milledgeville

Institution Code: LOCKA

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the Lockerly Arboretum

The mission of Lockerly Arboretum is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of horticulture, nature and heritage.
Dedicated to providing plant lovers of all ages a serene setting for observing and learning about horticulture, nature and heritage, Lockerly Arboretum aspires to become a nationally accredited arboretum while preserving and protecting our antebellum crown jewel, Rose Hill.

Main Address:
Lockerly Arboretum
1534 Irwinton Road
P.O. Box 310
Georgia 31061 United States of America

Telephone: (478) 452-2112
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jennifer N. Pollard
    Curator's Name: Greg Eilers, Assistant Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jeff Vickers
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1966
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.0602470
    Longitude: -83.2256670
    Annual Rainfall: 1193 mm
    Altitude: 117.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 184 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 92 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Oliver Worley Outdoor Education Center
  • Local Address: 235 Park Road
  • Locality: City: Eatonton
  • Locality: State: Georgia

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 20
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 17648
    Number of Volunteers: 128

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1915
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 503
  • Special Collections:Native Azalea, Herbs, Holly, Conifer, Rhododendron, Viburnum, Camellia, Maple and native plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes