The Friends of Lakewold

  • WA

About Us

Located in Lakewood, Washington, Lakewold Gardens offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. A Washington State historic landmark, Lakewold's Georgian-style mansion and historic architecture complete the 10 acres where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.

Our mission is 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.

Our vision is to serve as a premiere Northwest garden experience.

Core Values:

  • Education and Environmental Awareness
    In serving as a resource for the educational and environmental interests of the community, Lakewold will ensure visitors, volunteers, and staff a culture of learning within an ecologically sound environment.
  • Preservation
    As a historically recognized garden estate, Lakewold will preserve the legacy features to include the work of Corydon and Eulalie Wagner, Thomas Church, and The H.F. Alexander Family.
  • Community Commitment
    As a community partner, Lakewold will cultivate and strengthen relationships for the greater good and enhancement of the Puget Sound region.
  • Fiscal Stewardship
    As a nonprofit organization, Lakewold will provide good stewardship in decision making and financial matters.