Lockerly Newsletter November 2016 - Volume 1
Invest in Rose Hill's Heritage & Future 
Received Community Foundation Grant

Lockerly's " Invest in Rose Hill's Heritage & Future " drive received $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia in October. With this grant acquisition, funds from the Watson-Brown Foundation, and individual donations, we have generated $38,750 toward our goal of $100,000 to preserve Rose Hill for future generations. Plaster repair and painting in two bedrooms is scheduled to begin in the near future, and work on the two parlors and central hallways will begin after the first of the year.
To learn more about this project go to . Donations may be made online or checks, made payable to Lockerly Arboretum & marked for Rose Hill's Heritage, may be sent to:
Lockerly Arboretum                                                  
P.O. Box 310
Millegeville, GA  31059
YOUR support is needed
and appreciated!

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Gerald Grimes Plumbing
Ed Hall
William R. Harper
Alan & Sherrill Jones
Milledgeville Garden Club Council
Bill & Dede Reoch
Frank & Ann Vinson
Watson-Brown Foundation
Robert Wood

We Have A Winner

Best in SHOW - "Mother Nature" by Lyn & Kathy Chandler with 152 votes.

Best in CLASS - "Tree Hugger" by GCSU students Andrew Powell, Courtney
                            Parker, Rebecca Hart, & Rachel Reed with 95 votes.

We want to thank all of the people who entered scarecrows in our 1st Annual  Scarecrows in the Arboretum Contest . The response was overwhelmingly positive with hundreds of visitors coming out to vote for their favorite scarecrow. There was a total of 1,028 votes. Everyone enjoyed this event and we are looking forward to doing it again next year.


    Left: Mother Nature

    Right: Tree Hugger
A Huge Success 

Our Education Director Greg Eilers and Committee Chair Kathy Chandler worked tirelessly to coordinate our October Family Fun Day that was deemed a success by all who participated. With almost 200 visitors, the Arboretum was filled with not only the beauty and sounds of nature, but also the laughter and voices of parents and children as they ran, played and explored the Woods Museum, trails and science activity tables. Some chose to take a docent-guided tour of Rose Hill and many examined an active Honey Bee Hive provided by Roger Kicklighter.

Without volunteers Family Fun Day would not have been possible. A special thank you to ALL who gave their time and expertise for this event: Terriessa Barman, Sara Brantley, Nancy Chaklos, Kathy Chandler, Carole Eisenhart, Kathe Fuller, Doug Goings, Carolyne Guitton, Kent Horton, Pat Johnson, Wanda McKnight, Arlene & Dick Mueller, Kathy Scott and GCSU students from Dr. Harriett Whipple's class and Mrs. Ruth Eiler's Academic Outreach Program.

Georgia Gives Day - November 17th
Mark your calendars for November 17th,  Georgia Gives Day! This is a day designed to support non-profits throughout Georgia. Donations made online during this 24-hour period have the potential of generating matching funds, so we encourage our supporters to consider making a donation during the day. Certain hours during the day are called "Power Hours" and during these time periods donations generate even more funding and donors can win prizes. We've learned, however, that any donation made to Lockerly between now and November 17th, via the Georgia Gives Day Website, will count toward the total funds generated on the 17th.

Watch for more information via Facebook as well as an email or two! All donations are tax-deductible! 
Please support us on Georgia Gives Day!

Holiday Reception

Using fresh greenery from the Arboretum, Milledgeville's four Garden Clubs will be decorating Rose Hill in period appropriate style for the holidays. Plan to enjoy the beauty, smells and ambiance of the holidays by attending one or both of our planned events. Advance ticket purchase is required for the Holiday Reception, which will be catered by Aubri Lane's. Friends of Lockerly may enjoy the reception for a discounted price and the Open House for no charge. Proceeds will support our Invest in Rose Hill's Heritage & Future drive.
Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
beer/wine & heavy hor d'oeurves
$30 / Friend of Lockerly
$35 / all others

Reservations Required by December 1, 2016
Contact Vicki Folendore at or 478.452.2112
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free / Friend of Lockerly
$3 / all others
No Reservation Needed

Note: Space is limited & Rose Hill is not ADA accessible.

Are you a Friend of Lockerly

If not, become one today! Go to to print a membership form and show your support for the Arboretum, or call (478.452.2112) to request an application.
Lockerly is a member of the  American Public Gardens Association which means a Lockerly memb ership entitles YOU to discounts at other public gardens, including  FREE admiss ion to the Atlanta Botanical Garden if you live more than 90 miles away. Go to to find a listing of participating gardens.
We currently have  184 paid " Friends of Lockerly ". 
Members who joine d for the first time or renewed 
memberships during the month of October include:

Jan Adair & Jean Stevens - Holly
Mary Barnes - Hydrangea
Mr. & Mrs. John Chaklos - Azalea
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Evans - Camellia
Mr. & Mrs. Al Gandy - Boxwood
Emily Garner - Azalea
Caroline Harrison - Hydrangea
Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Mercer - Boxwood
Thank you to ALL Friends of Lockerly!

We appreciate our sponsors and supporters.

Lockerly Arboretum  1534 Irwinton Road, Milledgeville, GA   478.452.2112  
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