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Lakewold Gardens

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1419
+1 253-584-4106
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Breathtaking gardens

We have already visited twice. To walk the full perimeter of the gardens (self-guided tour) is a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
BJO_10
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Northridge, CA
Pretty

This place isn't huge and certainly not the most fabulous garden around, but it is lovely and worth... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Timothy S
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Los Angeles, California
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Lakewold Gardens is a premier 10-acre historic garden estate that features formal and natural settings. Located just south of Tacoma off of I-5 we are near the hustle and bustle of the city, but our gardens feel worlds away. Nestled amidst the lush English-inspired gardens is the Georgian-style mansion which overlooks Gravelly Lake. This historic and unique property is open year round to the public for self-guided garden tours and also serves as an elegant setting for a wedding, corporate event, or a private function. The Wagner House and gardens offer a variety of meeting room space that can be utilized many ways – from a small staff retreat in our upstairs boardroom overlooking the gardens, to an evening reception under our wisteria draped veranda – an event held at Lakewold is unlike any other. You and your guests will enjoy a beautiful backdrop and view from any of our event spaces. Special features include: a wisteria covered veranda, gorgeous spiral staircase, a unique quatrefoil pool, winding pathways, and a historic brick walkway. Discover why we are one of the premier venues in the South Sound.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“native plants” (2 reviews)
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12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1419
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We have already visited twice. To walk the full perimeter of the gardens (self-guided tour) is a pleasant hour (more or less) and could be longer depending on if you want to sit and spend time in one or more of the various areas. Guided...More

Thank BJO_10
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This place isn't huge and certainly not the most fabulous garden around, but it is lovely and worth the visit. It is well maintained and you can see it all in one to three hours easily. (It would take three hours only if you explored...More

1  Thank Timothy S
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi Timothy, Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our gardens an hope you will come again soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the gardens and the original home built in the early 1900s. Wonderful walking trails and a creek runs through it.

Thank CocoWashington
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our gardens!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We did a day trip to Lakewold this past week. What a lovely series of gardens it is. There is a fee to get in and there are self guided or docent guided tours. We did the self guided tour; the site was easy to...More

Thank watravelinggal
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

That you for the great review! We're glad you had such a good time during your self-guided tour. We look forward to having you back through the changing seasons to see more!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a beautiful place to spend the day! The grounds are just beautiful and inspiring...you may want to go home and really rethink your own garden after a day at Lakewold Gardens! Highly Recommend visiting Lakewold Gardens with your children or grandchildren, I believe...More

Thank robertlea21
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The layout of the walks in the gardens is perfect You can explore several different areas of the park during your visit with information on the many varieties of native plants,trees and shrubs Don't miss the garden store and watch for their plant sales--wonderful

Thank 1Elly
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place is not very big, but provides a lot of interesting plant life to view and has a very peaceful atmosphere. Just off busy Gravelly Lake, you would never know it as you walk among the gardens and quaint water features.

Thank bandrsntch
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The garden is nicely laid out with views over the lake. Very good flower gardens and trees. The house in very attractively decorated.

Thank David U
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Lakewold gardens is a beautiful oasis tucked away unexpectedly in a high trafficked residential area. At one time this was a personal residence. The grounds include beautiful gardens, a lovely vintage home, fountains, and a view of Gravelly Lake. It is a beautiful place for...More

2  Thank llmarson
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our group of 20 had an informative tour of the gardens and home. Our docents were extremely knowledgeable and pleasant, readily answering our many questions and responding quickly to what the group wanted to see. The grounds are spectacular this time of year, and the...More

Thank Mary_Lunchour
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Just drive in the main entrance and go to visitor parking. There's lots of room.
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