Learn in the Garden

Lakewold Gardens is pleased to bring you our “Learn in the Garden” lecture series, brought to you by the LT Murray Foundation. As a key element in our mission, this program is designed to help educate, train and involve our local community members. This year we are excited to provide six opportunities to increase your gardening knowledge and skills. Each class is taught by an expert in their field. Classes start at 10am and last approximately an hour.

To register for a upcoming class call (253) 584-4106

A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated to help cover expenses.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Landscaping with Special Conifers

Robert Fincham will discuss conifers that stay reliably small and do not have to be replaced due to outgrowing their location.  He will also show some of the larger growing conifers that have very special attributes making them desirable for home gardeners.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Clematis, The Queen of Climbers

Laura has been growing clematis for the past 30 years . She has 145 different cultivars and species. She will show when to plant, prune, and fertilize. She is a highly recognized speaker and authority. Laura is a member of the International Clematis Society, the British clematis Society, the Rogerson Clematis Collection  (in Portland, OR) and a frequent speaker at the Flower and Garden Show.


Saturday, June 15, 2019
Growing Gorgeous Hydrangeas

Join Horticulturalist and hydrangea lover George Lasch for a tour of Lakewold’s Hydrangea collection.  He will explain the distinguishing traits between species, how best to care for the different types, and how to keep hydrangeas healthy and beautiful with proper pruning techniques.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Native Plants for Wildlife & Beauty

Learn how to create a backyard habitat using native plants. Dana Bressette will discuss the needs of wildlife and people including: What types of flowers attract different pollinators, the many different kinds of berries native to the Pacific Northwest, other native plants with high wildlife value and some of the most important native plants used by Native Americans.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Learn From Your Fern

Sometimes the best way to learn how something is put together is to take it apart!  Come watch Hardy Fern Foundation curator Jo Laskowski “dis-assemble” a fern or two, to help illuminate their physical organization, and to help get a handle on the vocabulary that’s used to describe them.  From spore to gametophyte to sporophyte, you’ll come away appreciating the beauty and complexity of these ancient plants.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Read a Tree

Lifelong Horticulturalist Lowell Cordas will delight you with this interactive session.  He will cover a myriad of questions and facilitate discussion on how to evaluate a tree to judge what to prune. Tools will be for sale after the lecture.