Friends of Lakewold

Rating: 4.89 stars   38 reviews


PO Box 39780 Lakewood WA 98496 USA


To preserve and enhance Lakewold Gardens as a historic estate garden of world class distinction, offering each visitor an inspirational experience through growth and learning in a profoundly unique setting.


Lakewold gardens serves approximately 10,000 guests per year through tours of the gardens, special events, learning opportunities, and rental of the estate. Our volunteers donate several thousand hours each year through work in the garden and office, during special events and activities. Our youth program serves children throughout the community with monthly horticulturally-related workshops and an annual kid's day event. The 612 members of lakewold gardens continued to enjoy free admission for the entire year. Member discounted and free events included mayfest, picnic with purpose, beautiful tables showcase, discovery walks with lakewold's horticulture manager and designer showhouse. The advent of the learn in the garden series has continued to grow volunteer hours at the gardens. Lakewold's youth program has expanded to include youth-oriented tours.

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Reviews for Friends of Lakewold

Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering at Lakewold. I can count on having an experience that is meaningful and interesting. The gardens are peaceful and inviting. Every season gives one a different perspective of the lake and the gardens. There are many mini-gardens within that each offer a different feeling. Spring is my favorite time at Lakewold because of the many rhododendrons and other flowering trees and flowers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. The staff is friendly and helpful. Lakewold is an enjoyable place to volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make changes at this time.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have enjoyed Lakewold on many occasions, most recently taking out-of- town guests to enjoy a touch of beauty and tranquility nestled in the midst of our small city. In the spring, the magnificent rhododendrons burst forth with color amidst the stately firs and other specimen trees. The elegant old home, herb garden, gazebo and octofoil pool add interesting touches. After strolling the gardens, one can purchase unique gift and garden items in the small, quaint shop.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending events, enjoying the well-kept gardens and serving on the board.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add some furnishings in the house

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