Visting Lakewold Gardens

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.

April 1st - September 30th
Wednesday-Sunday: 10am to 4pm

October 1st - March 31st
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 4pm*
*Last entrance 3pm

December 16th -January 1st


Members: FREE! Become a member
Adults: $9.00
AAA Member: $8.00
Senior (62), Student, and Military: $7.00
Group of 7 or more: $7.00 (reservations required)
Children 12 and Under: FREE!

General information about visiting

A leisurely self-guided stroll throughout the grounds takes approximately 90 minutes. Food service is not available, but picnicking is welcomed. Pets, except accredited service animals, are not permitted in the gardens. Lakewold Gardens is smoke-free facility.

Group Tours

Please click here for information on Group Tours. Group discounts and docented tours are available.

Offsite Presentations to Garden Clubs, Organizations, & Education Groups

Not able to get to Lakewold? We can bring the gardens to you and your club! We are 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 and application for single use. Or, consider an annual Photography Membership for endless opportunities.