All Hallows' Eve
Come enjoy the grounds of Lakewold Gardens during the spookiest time of year, embark on a skeleton scavenger hunt, find mysterious scenes throughout the gardens to use as a backdrop for an otherworldly photo, and during the evening witness The Haunting of Lakewold! Where the Wagner House will come alive with creatures, light, and ghostly displays! Read the full story of the Haunting at the bottom of this page, if you dare!
Also, on Sunday evenings at 6pm come participate in a West African drum circle by Awodi drumming's Javoen Byrd. During the interactive drumming you will hear folkloric stories about cats, witches and magic. All in celebration of All Hallows' Eve!
All Hallows' Eve Celebration
October 15th - 31st
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 8pm
The Haunting of Lakewold
Sunset - 8pm
The Haunting of Lakewold:
The Story: In a faraway land of lakes stands an especially beautiful home --- encircled with acres of lovely gardens and abounding in great trees and mysteriously fragrant rare plants. Over the years, as the climate changed and the weather became unpredictable, the caretakers who watched over the house abandoned the property. No one is there to mow the lawns, weed the flowerbeds or rake the leaves.
The house, still clinging to the memories of parties and picnics, longed for companionship and threw open its doors to the garden. The plants slipped indoors so silently that only the garden creatures could hear their green tendrils crawling across the floor and up the walls. One by one, leaf by leaf, greenery of every kind, embraced the house. Little creatures scurried under the floorboards, and great fierce birds and bats perched on the beams of the great room, admiring their new jungle habitat.
Slowly other strange beings entered through mysterious new portals. The house sighed as ghostly spirits flitted from room to room. The plants and the creatures were very sad because their human friends had abandoned their home and had done nothing to counter the changes in the climate. The caretakers had left the plants and garden creatures to fend for themselves. This made the whole garden community angry. The plants promised to use their long green tendrils to exterminate any human intruder, and the tiny creatures swore they would chew human invaders into garden mulch.
The caretakers had also left their collection of paintings and artwork in the house, the mischievous creatures chewed through many canvases and destroyed much that was left. However, the creatures don’t completely lack a taste for the arts, as they decided to display and leave intact a few of their favorite paintings. If you pass quietly by the house, you may just see a painting or two, the favorite ghostly paintings that the new inhabits of the house have curated for their pleasure.
BE WARNED! Enter the garden at your own risk. Listen, watch, and be on guard. Do no harm to the plants and creatures because the House has EYES. The plants have deadly tendrils and the animals, have tiny, very sharp teeth!