An Inspirational Experience

General Information

Planning Your Garden Experience

Walk the paths of Lakewold Gardens and you will be strolling through a period in garden history when classic European design came face to face with America's emerging landscape masters. It was a time when the South Sound's Lakes District was first being discovered and when Tacoma's new prominent families would introduce the world to their unique vision of a cultured country estate. With help from Thomas D. Church, a leading landscape architect of the 20th century, Eulalie Wagner made this garden her personal life project and generously left it for all to enjoy.

Garden Hours: Open year-round - no reservations required.



10 am to 4 pm


Friday & Saturday

10 am to 4 pm

Summer Nights

Wednesdays in August

10 am to 8 pm

Holiday Closures

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016



Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25th- 29th, 2015



December 20th-January 3rd








Senior (62), Student, and Military


Group of 7 or more

$7-$8 (reservations required)

Children under 12


Interested in receiving free year-round admission? click here.

General information about visiting

A leisurely self-guided stroll throughout the grounds takes approximately 90 minutes. If you are interested in a docented tour, please contact Group Tour Coordinator for available dates. Food service is not available, but picnicking is welcomed. Pets, except accredited service animals, are not permitted in the gardens.

Group Tours

Please click here for information on Group Tours.

Offsite Presentations to Garden Clubs, Organizations, & Education Groups

Not able to get to Lakewold? We can bring the gardens to you and your club! The Executive Director is available for group presentations at your locale. Click here for more information.


Portions of the gardens are wheelchair accessible, including restroom facilities. Many of the path/walk ways are finished with brick pavers, hardened earth or small pea-gravel. Lakewold currently has three wheelchairs available for use on a first come, first served basis. If you, or a member of your party require special accommodations, please feel free to phone us at 253.584.4106 prior to your visit.


Visitors are welcome to take photos for personal use only. Those who plan to use tripods in conjunction with cameras, please check at the Tour Office upon arrival. Lakewold has appeared in numerous local, regional and national publications--those who plan to take photos for publication must call in advance to make arrangements. Please review our Photo Policy.

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