Lockerly Newsletter April 2018 
From the Director  

I'll be honest: coming into the horticulture field without a horticulture background was S-C-A-R-Y.  I knew I could handle the nonprofit side of things, but ask me about the best care and maintenance of our ACS Reference Garden and my palms start to sweat.   
I was encouraged early on, by a very supportive board, to visit other gardens, talk to horticulture professionals, master gardeners, etc and begin building my horticulture network and knowledge. 

And all I can say, is: WOW. 

In a world where professionals could easily be territorial, guarded or selfish, I have only found generosity, kindness and a willingness to share information and experiences.   
And it doesn't stop with professional colleagues.  All of you, our dedicated supporters and volunteers have been unfailingly kind and generous with your time, knowledge and donations to Lockerly.  For that, I can't thank you enough!

I still can't tell an ash tree from an elm tree, but that lack of knowledge no longer scares me.  I now know I have colleagues, volunteers and supporters to help me out.  To all of you, I say THANK YOU!!

Happy spring!
Jennifer Pollard, Executive Director

The 2018 Plant Sale will be here before you know it!  Here is a preliminary list of plants that will be available (subject to change):  Preliminary Plant List

Mark you calendars so you don't miss this fantastic sale!! 
Thank you to our members!

Members who joined for the first time or renewed memberships during March include:

Ms. Valette Adkins
Mr. & Mrs. Murray Air
Col. & Mrs. John Alton
Ms. Kim Binder & Mr. David Hallman
Ms. Linda Corbett
Mr. & Mrs. David Dyer, Jr.
Mrs. Carole Eisenhart
Ms. Susan Haynes
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hodge
Mrs. Linda Hodges
Mrs. Betty Ivey
Dr. & Mrs. Alan Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mangum
Mr. & Mrs. Walker McKnight, Jr.
Mrs. Harriett Morris
Mrs. Cecile Morris
Mr. Joseph Sama & Mrs. Sarah Neuss-Sama
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Smith
Mrs. Annette Strohbehn
Mrs. Tangye Teague
Ms. Deborah Timberlake
Mr. & Mrs. Robert VandeVoort
Mr. & Mrs. Field Whipple
Mr. & Mrs. William White
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Woods
Mr. Jimmy Youngblood & Dr. Elizabeth Youngblood
 Do you need to join or renew?  Click HERE to donate today!!
Lockerly is a member of the American Public Gardens Association which means a Lockerly membership entitles YOU to discounts at other public gardens, including FREE admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden if you live more than 90 miles away.Go to to find a listing of participating gardens. 
2018 Calendar of Events 
Mark your calendars for these exciting programs!!!
April 20: Plant Sale 9am - 6pm (members only from 9am-noon)
April 21:  Plant Sale 9am - 12pm 
April 28:  Celebrate National Arbor Day at Lockerly with Japanese Maple expert David Freed.  Space is limited!  Register today:   
May 19:  Kid's Fishing Event.  FREE!! 
August 18:  Introduction to BeeKeeping with Roger Kicklighter
September 8:  Lockerly Under the Stars
September 22:  Nocturnal Animals and Night Hike at Lockerly 
October 13: Family Fun Day
December 6:  Holiday Reception 
Camp Oliver Worley (full day): 
Rising 6th - 9th graders, June 11-15
Rising 3rd - 5th graders, June 25-29
Click HERE for information on Camp Oliver Worley
Click HERE to register for Camp Oliver Worley

Camp Discovery (1/2 Day): 
Rising 1st and 2nd graders, July 9-13 
Click HERE for information on Camp Discovery
Click HERE to register for Camp Discovery
Employment Opportunities 

Are you looking for occasional, part time work?  We can help!  Lockerly is looking for part time staff to work Saturdays (10a-4p) and also to work as security when Lockerly is rented for events (weddings, parties, etc).  Contact Vicki at 478-452-2112 for more information!

Celebrate National Arbor Day at Lockerly

Celebrate National Arbor Day at Lockerly with Japanese Maple expert David Freed. 
This fun and educational session will be from 10am - 12pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  The event includes an educational session and a pruning demonstration by Mr. Freed on a lovely Crimson Queen on Lockerly's grounds. 

This lovely Crimson Queen on the rear of the property is the subject of Mr. Freed's pruning demonstration.
David Freed started grafting Japanese maples in his backyard in 2000. Garden Design Nursery in Madison County grew from that beginning, and provides one of the largest collections of Japanese maples for sale in Georgia.  David and his manager, Margarito, are known for their artful and aesthetic pruning of Japanese maples. The basic techniques presented will be a common sense approach to highlighting the natural beauty of Japanese maples, and maintaining their health. 

Space is limited, so click HERE to register today! 
Invest in Rose Hill

Thank you to the following for their recent donations to our
Invest in Rose Hill Campaign:

Mr. and Mrs. Walker McKnight, Jr.
Milledgeville Garden Club
Milledgeville Town Committee of Colonial Dames
Mrs. Harriett Morris

Meet Don!

This is Don McKay.  We don't know a lot about Don; we know he is from Belize (he has a great accent!), he rides his bike all over Milledgeville, and he loves Lockerly.  We will occasionally see Don on the grounds enjoying the sunshine or filling water bottles in the gazebo. 

We've often heard that Mr. Grassmann wanted Lockerly to be a gift to a community that he loved.  We like to think that Don's enjoyment of Lockerly is just another way of fulfilling Mr. Grassmann's wishes. 

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