The Union Recorder

Local News

December 15, 2012

Redevelopment efforts of Lockerly Arboretum

MILLEDGEVILLE — For more than 40 years, Lockerly Arboretum has provided residents of Milledgeville and the middle Georgia area with an awe-inspiring view of nature and a better understanding of preservation by providing a public garden that also serves as an educational horticulture resource.    

Recently, efforts have been made to restore and expand areas of the arboretum to help improve not only the appearance of the garden but to also heighten the experience for visitors as well.

One major project under construction for Lockerly is a new walkway. Formation of the path has already begun. It extends the current walkway in front of Lockerly Hall to a newly restored fieldstone wall. Once the new walkway is completed it will act as a guide for visitors onto a breathtaking trail that will lead to a picnic area, a new feature to Lockerly Arboretum. The picnic area was added to the arboretum a year ago to provide guests a shaded area for relaxation and observation.

Plans are to have the walkway flanked on either side by a mixed border of trees, shrubs, antique roses, and perennials. Also, it will give visitors access to an overflow parking area as well as a new pedestrian axis.

The redevelopment work is being made possible in part by a grant from the Garden Club of Georgia and generous in-kind donations of material from local suppliers. 

In recognition of the holiday season, Lockerly recently hosted a Holiday Open House for the public on Dec. 8. at Lockerly Hall. Visitors were able to take a tour of the building that was completely decorated with live greenery. 

The Arboretum grounds are open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome to tour the gardens at their own pace. Private group and educational tours can be scheduled by calling (478) 452-2112. Admission to the arboretum is free of charge and open to the public. 

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder print edition. http://tinyurl.com/6qdm4oj

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder e-edition and view this full article. http://unionrecorder.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

1
Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza