Group Tours

Get the insiders view

Lakewold Gardens is a premier Northwest garden experience and is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the historic gardens, offering each visitor an inspirational experience through growth and learning in a profoundly unique setting.

The Grand Tour

Get VIP treatment with our guided grand tour. Our mix of docents can provide historical or horticulturally-focused interpretation, or a delightful mix of both. Allow approximately two hours for this tour, plus a stop at the gift shop where treasures await. $10 per person ($70 minimum). Available for booking Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am or 1:30pm.

The Coffee and Chat Tour

This trip to Lakewold begins with a fun 45 minute interpretive presentation in the Wagner House. Ideal for the less-mobile garden lovers, time is allowed for ‛on your own’ enjoyment of the Formal Garden areas which are flat and relatively easy to traverse. The entire gardens are available for your enjoyment. Coffee/beverage service is included. Maximum group size is 25. $8 per person ($56 minimum). Available for booking Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am or 1:30pm. A $25 non-refundable scheduling fee due upon booking.

The Explore and More Tour

Armed with a self-guided tour map, your group can discover the gardens on its own. Ideal for a casual group outing, an extended family visit, or as part of a girlfriends’ weekend, Lakewold is all yours!. $7 per person ($49 minimum). Available for booking Wednesday-Sunday (some weekend exclusions apply) at 10:30 am, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm.

The Youth Tour

We offer custom tours for children and their leaders who are looking for an opportunity to learn more about our historic garden estate and the variety of plants featured throughout the gardens. Whether focusing on our 100-year history and the families who called Lakewold home, or spotlighting the magnificent Rhododendrons, maples and other rare plants we are known for, we can design a tour that will delight and enlighten your group, and ensure a unique experience for all. Allow at least an hour for this visit, depending upon age and other circumstances, and up to 90 minutes if appropriate for your group. $3 per child between ages 7 and 18 (6 and under, free), $9 per adult / $56 minimum.

  • Once your tour is scheduled you will receive a confirmation letter by mail. Included in your packet will be a list of area restaurants and attractions and full details about your tour.
  • While not entirely handicapped-accessible, Lakewold offers many flat areas that can be traversed. Please be advised that we recommend an assistant accompany those touring guests requiring wheelchair assistance. Lakewold staff is unable to assist/push wheelchairs during a tour.
  • To make the best use of time during your tour day, a single group payment is highly encouraged.
  • Picnics and brown bag lunches are welcome!

For questions, please email our Volunteer & Outreach Manager or call 253-584-4106, x108. Click here for a printed version of our Group Tour Brochure. We look forward to your visit!