An Inspirational Experience

2015 Calendar

Save the Date

 

Second City Chamber Series June 18th and July 16th, 6:30 pm

Northwest’s finest musicians once again come together to perform entertaining chamber music in The Wagner House. Guaranteed to enrich and delight, come early for an evening stroll through the gardens and then relax to the moving sounds of the Second City Chamber Series. Please visit www.scchamberseries.org  for additional information and to purchase tickets.

June 20th, 10am-12:30pm Green Thumb Explorers

Soil + Seeds = Salads; Eat Your Veggies

Just how nutritious are those veggies we started earlier?  We’ll spend time weeding and watering the Children’s Garden, and planting small personal salad “bowls” to take home and enjoy. For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

Independence Day July 4th Gardens are closed for the holiday.

July 16th, 6:30 pm Second City Chamber Series

The Second City Chamber Series musicians bring once again the lovely sounds of music to the gardens and the Wagner House.  Join us for a captivating event and enjoy the enchanting beauty of the gardens while music fills the evening air.  Please visit www.scchamberseries.org  for additional information and to purchase tickets.

July 18th, 10am-12:30pm Green Thumb Explorers

Birds of the Pacific NW

Slater Museum of Natural History staff brings their fun and informative program to Lakewold, including specimens for the children to examine up close.  Plus more to do and see in the Children’s Garden! For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

July 21st, 6pm-8pm Bridal Tasting with Occasion’s Catering

Wedding couples are encouraged to attend and view a wedding like setting under our wisteria covered verandah.  Enjoy a menu of delectables while meeting and gathering information from selected participating vendors.  If you are engaged and getting married, don’t miss this special event presented by Occasions Catering and make sure you come explore Lakewold on this summer’s eve. Contact Occasion’s Catering at 360.943.9393 to make your reservation.

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Summer Nights + Military Appreciation August-Wednesdays Open until 8pm

Take advantage of our extended summertime hours and enjoy the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Garden Shop hours are extended too, so plan a picnic along with a visit and embrace Lakewold ‘s subtle romance and  charm.  Standard general admission fees apply, with free admission to our military all day.

August 15th, 10am-12:30pm Green Thumb Explorers

Insect Safari

Back by popular demand, Don Ehlen returns with his huge collection of insects from around the world, including live specimens that must be seen to be believed!  Activities include catch and release in the gardens, using field guides to help with identification, and what’s coming up in the Children’s Garden.  For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

August 26th 4:30 pm-7pm Picnic with Purpose

This annual volunteer and new member open-house and picnic gives staff the opportunity to introduce all that the garden has to offer and to say “welcome” to those new members and also to say “thank you” to our volunteers and the contributions they provide throughout the year.  For information or to reserve your spot, please email Stephanie at swalsh@lakewoldgardens.org.

Jonz Catering Open House September 9th, 6pm-8pm

Jonz Catering will hold their Open House while presenting an array of menu items in an evening event atmosphere.  Partnering vendors will be on hand to provide additional information on their services, so come have a bite to eat and talk with the catering staff for more information on their services.  For reservations, please contact Jonz Catering at info@jonzcatering.com or 253.274-0443.

September 19th, 10am-2pm Community Kids Day

A day for the kids at Lakewold Gardens! Join us, along with many community partners in garden-related activities for the whole family. No reservation required. For more information contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

September 27th- March 30th Fall and Winter Fridays

Lakewold and the Garden Shop will be open for the fall and winter seasons on Fridays.  Come tour and enjoy the quiet peacefulness this time of year has to offer. We always have lots of evergreen boughs for those swag and wreath making projects!  Just ask!!  General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.  Please call to inquire about open hours.

October 17th, 10am-12:30pm Green Thumb Explorers

Autumn Harvest & What Winter Brings

It’s time to put the Children’s Garden to rest for the season, but only after harvesting the crops and cleaning up the beds. Discussions include what worked this year, and what we’ll do different next spring. For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

BeautifulTables

October 22nd-25th 10am-4 pm


In its 17th year, Lakewold’s Beautiful Tables Showcase once again continues the tradition of displaying inspiring and creative ideas for entertaining at home.  The Wagner House will be filled with over 30 themed “beautiful” table settings for all to see and for you to vote for your favorites!  Don’t miss this pre- holiday extravaganza.  For more information, contact Irene Russo at 253.584.4106, x109.

November 5th, 6pm-8pm Lakewold’s 4th Annual Member Meeting
Has been moved to April of 2016 date TBD

Lakewold’s annual member meeting is a wonderful evening of sharing our past accomplishments as well as looking forward to future endeavors. We also take great joy in announcing the year’s Lifetime Inspiration Award recipient, highlighting a member’s “lifetime” accomplishments here in the gardens and acknowledging the inspiration they give to all around them.  This meeting is a way to say a special “thank you” to all of our wonderful members and bring everyone up to date on Lakewold.  For information or to reserve a spot, please email Stephanie at swalsh@lakewoldgardens.org.

November 14th, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Green Thumb Explorers
Crazy Carnivorous Plants

Get up close and personal with some of nature’s coolest specimens. Scott Vergara will present Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, tropical Sundews, and the bugs that feed them.  After a fascinating program, the related project will be a small, take-home terrarium that is certain to prompt some interesting family discussions (and presumably involve more bugs!)

Holiday Season December, 2015

Ho, ho ho!!!  The ho…ho…holidays are here!  So it’s a bit colder outside and the gardens are quiet. It’s still a wonderful time to visit and enjoy Lakewold.  Decorated for festive cheer and holiday gatherings, rentals book quickly so call and ask about our availability early.  Don’t forget we offer photo sessions and with the house so beautifully decorated for the season, it’s a great time to come in for those holiday family or engagement photo sessions.  For more information contact Susan Steen, Activities & Rental Manager at 253.584.4106 ext. 108.

2015 PAST EVENTS

 

February 20th, 6pm-8pm Carr’s Catering Bridal Tasting

Carr’s Catering will hold an Open House to showcase a wonderful presentation of their selected menu items.  This is a great time to sample and taste while collecting great information on event services offered by Carr’s Catering and their partnering vendors. For reservations, please contact Carr’s Catering at 253.584.4622 or ellie@carrsrestaurant.net.

February 21st, 10am- 12:30 pm Green Thumb Explorers Art in Nature & Nature in Art

Explore the world of artistic expression through both imagery and original creations; learn about artists and their techniques, embracing features found in nature, and art found in nature itself. For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

March 5th, 6pm-8pm Gallucci’s Catering Open House

Gallucci’s Catering will host an Open House at Lakewold Gardens.  Enjoy tasty samples of menu items offered by one of Lakewold’s exclusive caterers and chat with the courteous staff and consultants about your event needs. There will be a select group of vendors on hand to answer questions while providing great information about their services. For reservations, please contact Gallucci’s Catering at 253.826.1799 or RSVP to polly@galluccis.com

March 19th 9am-Noon Volunteer and Education in the Garden, Pruning

Presented by Robert Sweet, Certified Arborist, Robert will be showing us the different methods of pruning trees and shrubs. After his presentation he will work with us in the field to help us understand the proper types of cuts and how much removal of material is appropriate for the health of the specimen. With the help of the instructor and the horticulture committee members, you will be provided with a mentor as you practice what you learned in the workshop class – a true hands-on learning volunteer opportunity! To sign up for this great volunteer/education combination, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106.

March 21st, 10am- 12pm Green Thumb Explorers

Great Garden Adventurers with Marianne Binetti

Learn about the explorers who sailed the seas and crossed continents in search of botanical discoveries – exciting tales of famous gardeners and how they changed history. For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105 or pfelts@lakewoldgardens.org.

April 1st-September 27th, 10am-4pm Open for Spring/Summer Season

Lakewold Gardens and the Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer garden touring season Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm.  Come see our unique gift items and plants in the Gardens Shop and make sure to visit throughout the season as the gardens bloom and change.  General Admission is $9 per person. Senior/Student/Military admission is $6 per person. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under receive free admission.

April 18th, 10am- 12:3 pm Green Thumb Explorers

Diggin’ in the Dirt: Plan & Plant

With our new Children’s Garden in place, we’ll focus on what grows best in our maritime climate, choosing seeds to start and nurture in Lakewold’s greenhouse, and planning the outdoor space.  For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

April 23rd 9am-Noon Volunteer and Education in the Garden, Weed Management

Presented by Mark Lyke, Horticulture Manager at Lakewold Gardens, Mark will help us to understand the significance of the life cycle and growth patterns of weeds in the Pacific Northwest. Who made the “top 10” list of weeds at Lakewold? What methods do have more minimizing how they effect/affect the garden? In understanding prevention, what role does biological, cultural, mechanical and herbicidal control play in how we manage weeds? With the help of the instructor and the horticulture committee members, you will be provided with a mentor as you practice what you learned in the workshop class – a true hands-on learning volunteer opportunity! To sign up for this great volunteer/education combination, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106.

May 1st -10th, 10am-4pm MayFest

Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House. Click here for more information.

May 8th, 9th & 10th, 10am-4pm Lakewold Volunteer Jewelry Fundraiser Sale

We are excited to bring back Lakewold’s successful Jewelry Fundraising Sale again during MayFest.  With such a successful event last year, this Volunteer run sale will be located again in the beautiful sunroom of the Wagner House. Proceeds will benefit beautifying the front property fence line along Gravelly Lake Drive. For more information about the sale, or to donate new, gently-loved or vintage jewelry, contact Katrina Redding at 253-584-4106 x106.

May 9th & 10th, 10am-4pm Mother’s Day Weekend

Come walk the lush blooming gardens and visit the historic Wagner House filled with exhibits and displays on this very special weekend in tribute to celebrate all mothers. Click here for more information.

May 16th, 10am- 12:30pm Green Thumb Explorers

Workin’ the Garden – What’s Next        

Whether with seedlings from last month or starting fresh, children will spend time preparing the soil, sowing the seeds, and transplanting their tender young plants into the Children’s Garden. For more information about this Pinkerton Family Youth Program Class for ages 8 through 12, contact Pam Felts at 253.584.4106, x105.

May 21st 9am-Noon Volunteer and Education in the Garden, Fern Care

Presented by Jo Laskowski, Curator, Hardy Fern Foundation, Jo will discuss the different types of ferns that grow in our region, what environment they need to survive and the proper care of the different species for them to grow successfully. With the help of the instructor and the horticulture committee members, you will be provided with a mentor as you practice what you learned in the workshop class – a true hands-on learning volunteer opportunity! To sign up for this great volunteer/education combination, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106.

June 6th 8:30am-12pm Annual Rhodie Deadhead Work Party

‘Tis time for spring cleaning and our annual mass-deadheading of the rhodies beckons volunteers to reach out and lend a hand. This group event is a great way to be involved, work alongside other volunteers and beautify our beloved gardens. All participants are to meet at 8:30 am in the Wagner House kitchen for a “thank you” complimentary breakfast. To participate, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106 or kredding@lakewoldgardens.org.

June 11th-14th 10am-4pm Rainier League of Arts

Rainier League of Arts Show, “Art Fling” will held on June 11-14th located at the beautiful Lakewood Gardens 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA. Show hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm. There will be 33 artists of different mediums displaying their art at the Wagner Mansion. Artists will be painting in the gardens and the Wagner House mansion patio during the 4 day art show. Meet the artists and enjoy walking through the floral gardens of Lakewold Gardens. The art show is free, Lakewold general admission fees will apply when entering the gardens. For further information contact Lakewold Gardens at 253-584-4106.

 

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Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
253.584.4106
Fax 253.584.3021
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 39780
Lakewood, WA 98496