Partnering with Lakewold


Located in Lakewood, Washington, Lakewold 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.

But, what does this really mean to you? By sponsoring an event or other opportunity at Lakewold, you are recognizing the importance of conserving 10 acres of open space within our growing communities. You are nodding approval at a historic landmark with preservation as a goal. You are recognizing the importance of education and horticulture. You value this place where all are welcome to discover their own inspirational experience. Thank you for your investment and recognizing a good business opportunity for partnership.

A true partnership ensures that the goals of all involved are met. Both sides are pleased with the results that ensue from hard work and collaboration. At Lakewold, partner investments mean a lot to us. With economic conditions being what they are, we work hard to promote our partners. Here’s our statistics:Garden_Tour

  • Over 7,500 visitors per year pay admission to see the gardens. 79% of those visitors reside within Washington State with the majority coming from Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston, and Snohomish counties.
  • Lakewold has over 600 members with most residing in the greater Pierce County area. Members receive our newsletter, Pathways, on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Lakewold is regularly featured on television shows and through media articles.
  • Over 4,000 people per year visit Lakewold for weddings, special events, and other occasions.
  • Lakewold’s e-blast database contains over 1800 names. E-blast newsletters are sent approximately 12-14 times per year.
  • Our website, www.lakewoldgardens.org averages 2,300 unique website visitors per month.

We get around! And, in doing so, promote our partners at every opportunity. We pride ourselves on flexibility.

If you have an idea for a partnership opportunity that is not listed below, please contact us at 253-584-4106 ext 106 or cwilt@lakewoldgardens.org. You can view our full sponsorship packet by clicking here.

Signature Events

Mayfest celebrates Lakewold’s spectacular spring season bloom with membership specials and art and floral displays in the Wagner House, culminating with the most visited day of the year: Mother’s Day. Partnering with local arts and cultural organizations, Lakewold presents a unique month long experience for garden and art lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those desiring a grand introduction to the garden. Past years, publicity included paid advertising in The News Tribune along with announcements in 20+ other media resources. Over 800 people attend Mayfest. Press release coverage is at its peak as Lakewold welcomes many new members to the gardens.

Partnering with local organizations, this event that will focus on the many educational aspects of gardens, nature and the great outdoors. Stations will be located throughout our 10 acres providing arts, crafts and activities designed to engage and inspire children, and promote a deeper appreciation of the natural world. Join us as we welcome kids and their families for a day of fun and adventure! A day for the kids at Lakewold Gardens!

Over two decades running, this holiday kick off event grows each year with new decorators, activities, and lots of visitors from around the greater Puget Sound area. The gardens are a bounty of color as the Wagner House is decked out in table settings for the public to enjoy. Membership specials complete the event that brings over 500 people to the gardens.

In Kind Services

We love to be flexible at Lakewold! If you would like to sponsor an activity that is not listed here, or can provide other services in exchange for sponsorship, we would love to partner with you. Numerous ideas are listed below and we welcome your own addition. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors that have supported Lakewold through the years!


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