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Lakewold Gardens

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very pleasant place to spend time

we were a little disappointed in size of the gardens (areas approaching the beach are totally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
miklospat
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Sequim, Washington
An Easter Extravaganza

Flowers were in bloom, trees were budding, statues were standing guard, waterfalls were trickling... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
Jane S
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Olympia, Washington
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Lakewold Gardens is a premier 10-acre historic garden estate that features formal and natural settings. Located just south of Tacoma off of I-5 we are near the hustle and bustle of the city, but our gardens feel worlds away. Nestled amidst the lush...more
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12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1419
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a little disappointed in size of the gardens (areas approaching the beach are totally closed off to the public) and the lack of variety - many areas just sort of wild woodland feel and almost all lack labeling. despite this the entrance fee...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

Flowers were in bloom, trees were budding, statues were standing guard, waterfalls were trickling happy tunes, the attendant was charming, the gift shop needs to serve munchies, the view of the lake was breathtaking (particularly the homes surrounding the water). A perfect setting for a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Very relaxing and beautiful and just open an free would love to visit one more time to see the beautiful flower and gloomy weather.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Lovely gardens, nice trail down to see the lake, lots of birds, gift shop, plant sale and lots of benches to enjoy. Its been years since I was last here but it was certainly worth the stop on our day off. Great way to relax.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

After about 18 years of wanting to get to these gardens, we finally made it at the right time! I had read that May was a great time to go, and I am so happy we made the trip from Snohomish County. A perfectly beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Lakewood Gardens is nestled in the city of Lakewood. It has lovely wandering paths lined with beautiful foliage. In spring it is a bounty of colors in flowers. Around the old building is a lovely formal garden. I love to go when the rhodedendrons are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

We have already visited twice. To walk the full perimeter of the gardens (self-guided tour) is a pleasant hour (more or less) and could be longer depending on if you want to sit and spend time in one or more of the various areas. Guided...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BJO_10
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you back at the gardens again soon!

Reviewed August 14, 2017

This place isn't huge and certainly not the most fabulous garden around, but it is lovely and worth the visit. It is well maintained and you can see it all in one to three hours easily. (It would take three hours only if you explored...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Timothy S
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Hi Timothy, Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our gardens an hope you will come again soon!

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the gardens and the original home built in the early 1900s. Wonderful walking trails and a creek runs through it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CocoWashington
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our gardens!

Reviewed June 10, 2017

We did a day trip to Lakewold this past week. What a lovely series of gardens it is. There is a fee to get in and there are self guided or docent guided tours. We did the self guided tour; the site was easy to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank watravelinggal
Cora W, General Manager at Lakewold Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

That you for the great review! We're glad you had such a good time during your self-guided tour. We look forward to having you back through the changing seasons to see more!

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lvodegel
June 20, 2018|
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Response from paloma54 | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes You will have to call the garden and ask. I doubt they will let you without getting the package. This is not a public park.
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TripCoordinatorcc
April 25, 2016|
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Response from BajaBadBoy | Reviewed this property |
Just drive in the main entrance and go to visitor parking. There's lots of room.
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