An Inspirational Experience

2014 Calendar

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Youth Program Workshops, Summer Series: June 21, July 19 & August 16

The Green Thumb Explorers, Lakewold’s new youth program, welcomes children ages 8 to 12, entering grades 3 through 5 in September.  Each 3-hour workshop (9:30am – 12:30pm) will include a dedicated lesson in the Sunroom of the Wagner House, outdoor activity and snack, and a hands-on project relevant to the lesson that children can take home.  Limited to 15 children per session; accepting donations or on a pay-what-you-can basis.  Registration begins Saturday, May 10th.  For more information, please contact Pamela Felts, Youth Program Director, 253.584.4106, x105; pfelts@lakewoldgardens.org.

Forever Fuchsias: Celebrating 25 Years with Lakewold
September 6th & 7th

The NW Fuchsia Society will hold a beautiful exhibit and display throughout the Wagner House and under the wisteria covered verandah. At 1:00 pm on Saturday the 6th, Chuck Canham will speak to visitors at a special presentation on “Cascade Minerals. At 1:00 pm on Sunday, the 7th Will Gibbs will speak to visitors about Species Fuchsias. This show is one not to miss. Standard Lakewold admission fees apply.  Team_Green

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Community Kids’ Day at Lakewold: Saturday, September 20, 10 am-2 pm

Partnering with local organizations, Lakewold brings back its popular Kids’ Day, hosting an event that will focus on the many educational aspects of gardens, nature and the great outdoors.  Stations will be located throughout our 10 acres providing arts, crafts and activities designed to engage and inspire children, and promote a deeper appreciation of the natural world. Join us as we welcome kids and their families for a day of fun and adventure!  Please click here for more information.

Fall/Winter Season September 28th-April 2nd

Lakewold and the Garden Shop are open for the fall and winter seasons,  Friday’s and Saturdays from 10 am-4 pm.  With seasonal gift and garden selections, come visit our shop and enjoy the quiet peacefulness this time of year has to offer in the gardens. 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.

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Beautiful Tables Showcase October 23th-26th 10 am-4 pm

Our Beautiful Tables Showcase is the perfect opportunity to see the colorful fall foliage of the gardens and kick-off the holiday season. This is a fabulous time to visit The Wagner House when it is decked out in over 30 themed “beautiful” table settings. This event inspires visitors with creative ideas to continue the tradition of entertaining at home. For more information, contact Irene Russo at 253.584.4106, x109. $7 Members $12 Non Members.

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Lakewold’s 3rd Annual Member Meeting November 6th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Last year’s event announced Bernadette Smith’s as Lakewold’s Lifetime Inspirational Award recipient.  The award highlights a member’s “lifetime” accomplishments here in the gardens and acknowledges inspiring members who give so much to Lakewold.  This meeting says a special “thank you” to all of our wonderful members. Special guests and additional programming to be announced in the upcoming months.

Holiday Season December, 2014

Interested in holding your Holiday Party at Lakewold Gardens?  From gala affairs, to smaller intimate gatherings for your business or maybe just family and friends, the Wagner House is decorated for the holidays to spread good cheer!   With our caterers standing by, we join together to help coordinate the perfect holiday gathering. Dates book quickly! For more information and rental rates, contact Susan Steen, Activities & Rental Manager at 253.584.4106, x108.

PAST 2014 EVENTS

Open for Spring/Summer Season April 2nd-September 28th

Lakewold and the newly refurbished former Garden Shop are open for the spring and summer garden touring season Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am-4 pm. Come see our new shop, in continuing progress, and make sure to visit throughout the season as we expand offerings throughout the estate. 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.

MayFest May 2nd-11th 10 am-4 pm

With the gardens in May’s vivid color show, Lakewold’s MayFest is a great week to enjoy the beauty of the gardens alongside great displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House. Current participants for the week will include: Ikebana International #147, the Olympia Bonsai Club, Artwork exhibited by Lakewood Arts Commission and local Artist Natalie Oswald, Allison Agostinelli and Lois Yoshida, a woven textile display from Olympia Weavers Guild, Stone Carving with Keith Phillips and a variety of musical performances will all be featured during this 10 day event. The gardens will be open from 10 am-4 pm. Standard admission fees apply, but all activities are free to Lakewold members. For more information or group tour rates contact Diane Thomas at 253.584.4106, x100.

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Lakewold Volunteer Jewelry Fundraiser Sale May 9th-11th 10 am-4 pm

We are excited to announce Lakewold’s first-ever Jewelry Fundraising Sale, to be held during MayFest in the downstairs of the Wagner House. Hosted by volunteers, the sale will benefit a special area, the Rock Garden. For more information about the sale, or to donate new, gently-loved or vintage jewelry, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106.

Mother’s Day Weekend May 10th & 11th

Celebrate Mom as beautiful cherry blossoms grace the brick walk and colorful rhododendrons abound with spring bloom. Lakewold is the perfect setting for honoring such an extraordinary person in our lives. This year the Wagner House will continue its feature of art exhibits and display’s. Special demonstrations will be held on Mother’s day by Artist Natalie Oswald and Allison Agostinelli. Abeille Baking Company will be joining us this year offering delectable “French Pastries” for purchase along with a fantastic assembly of handmade truffles from Edie Rahlf, the “Sonsie Chocolatier”. Randi Stumpp Photography will be offering special Mother’s Day photo sessions for on line purchase to all visitors. Lakewold welcomes everyone to join us for this special weekend event. The gardens open at 10 am to 4 pm. General Admission fees apply.

Rainier League of Arts May 21st-25th 10 am-4 pm

With a splash of color here and a splash of color there, over 20 artists will be on display featuring various forms of artwork in the lower Wagner House. The Rainier League of Arts joins Lakewold again this year to demonstrate its variety of art for all to see. Standard Lakewold admission fees apply.  Come and meet the artist!  RLA will hold an “open to the public” Artist Reception on Friday, May 23rd from 2 pm-4 pm in the Lower Wagner House. No reservations are necessary. 

Youth Program Workshops, Summer Series: June 21, July 19 & August 16

The Green Thumb Explorers, Lakewold’s new youth program, welcomes children ages 8 to 12, entering grades 3 through 5 in September.  Each 3-hour workshop (9:30am – 12:30pm) will include a dedicated lesson in the Sunroom of the Wagner House, outdoor activity and snack, and a hands-on project relevant to the lesson that children can take home.  Limited to 15 children per session; accepting donations or on a pay-what-you-can basis.  Registration begins Saturday, May 10th.  For more information, please contact Pamela Felts, Youth Program Director, 253.584.4106, x105; pfelts@lakewoldgardens.org.

Annual Rhodie Deadhead Work Party June 14th 8:30 am-12 pm

As Lakewold prepares for summer, our annual mass-deadheading of the rhodies beckons volunteers to reach out and lend a hand. This work party is a great way to get involved and meet other volunteers and have a great time beautifying our beloved gardens. Participants will meet at 8:30 am at the kitchen of The Wagner House for a “thank you” breakfast. To participate, contact Katrina Redding at 253.584.4106, x106.

Second City Chamber Series June 19th & July 31st

Twice a year, some of the Northwest’s finest musicians come together to perform intriguing, challenging, and entertaining chamber music in The Wagner House. Have a front row, sit under the wisteria covered verandah or maybe throw a blanket out on the grass while relaxing to the moving sound of Second City Chamber Series. These events are guaranteed to both enrich and delight all music lovers. Please visit www.scchamberseries.org  for additional information or to purchase tickets.

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

Bring a picnic and experience the gardens on a summer evening or grab the family for a mid-week outing and take advantage of the beautiful calm that embraces these 10-acres as day becomes night. Standard admission fees apply. However all visitors showing military identification tour for free.

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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