Lakewold from the inside out


Group Tours:

Lakewold Gardens group tours feature all areas of our historic property over the course of an hour, and are led by our trained volunteer docents who are eager to answer your every query! Tours are available year round. For the best availability, please reach out as soon as you know you’d like to organize a tour with us. Please read on to learn about the different types of tours we offer. 


Tour Rates:

Groups of 5-15 guests, one docent: $225 

Groups of 16-30 guests, two docents: $300 

Groups larger than 30 guests, three docents*: $400 


Coffee in the Gardens:

A special favorite of many of our guests, and a lovely way to experience the peaceful environment of the Gardens (even in seasons of potential inclement weather). We provide complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and light refreshments, while guests receive a presentation by a trained docent featuring the highlights & history of Lakewold Gardens. We can accommodate up to 30 guests for Coffee in the Gardens.

Upon booking either a tour or Coffee in the Gardens, a refundable deposit of 50% of the total fee is due to reserve your tour or Coffee. Cancellation or rebooking is allowed prior to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour, with a full refund. Cancellation within 24 hours of the scheduled tour will yield a 50% refund of deposit. Rebooking within 24 hours of the scheduled tour/Coffee will yield a $25 rebooking fee. These policies allow us to be adequately prepared for your arrival, supply food & drink for Coffee in the Gardens, and to provide quality training for our docents. We thank you for your understanding! 

A note on accessibility and mobility-limited guests: a large part of the Garden and Wagner House is accessible to persons in a wheelchair. We also have one wheelchair available on-site for your use. Please let us know at the time of booking if you may need this service, which we provide free of charge.

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Friday Drop-in Tours:

Drop in for a tour of Lakewold Gardens on Friday mornings at 11:15 am and let one of our volunteer guides make you feel at home.

These public tours run roughly an hour and will be customized to the party's interests. No minimum party size is required. The total walking distance is about a mile. The $15 tour price includes the price of admission so you’re free to explore on your own after the conclusion of the tour.



Coffee and Chat Rates:

$12 (Seniors, Military/Veterans, and Students)

$15 (All Others)

*Children age 5 and younger receive complimentary admission. 

All tour & Coffee in the Gardens guests are eligible for a 10% discount on regular-priced merchandise at The Garden Shop. Tour guests are eligible for discounted Coffee in the Gardens tickets ($10 per individual). Coffee in the Gardens must be booked in advance, so please let us know if you would like to add that to your tour. Coffee in the Gardens does not require an additional deposit when booked with a tour. 

Behind the Scenes Tours

Our Behind the Scenes Tours are monthly tours about 1.5 hours long hosted by Lakewold staff members where we explore specific topics related to the plant collection, design elements and garden practices. On these casual walks staff might share updates on renovation projects, provide maintenance tips and tricks, and/or discuss how we are adapting the garden to climate change. Bring your questions as there will be plenty of time for conversation. 

Space is limited to 12 participants, so register soon if you're interested. Registration is available at (Behind the Scenes Tours | Eventbrite). The ticket price is $25 which includes your daily admission. 

For questions, please email (  or call 253-584-4106. We look forward to your visit!

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Lakewold Gardens | 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499

Mailing Address | Post Office Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496

Phone | 253-584-4106

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours | 10 am to 5 pm Wed - Sun

Winter Hours (Nov - Mar) | 10 am to 4 pm Fri - Sun

This page is made possible, in part, by a City of Lakewood Lodging Tax Grant.