Enjoy this pixel-roll of the lovely trees at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, WA, just south of Tacoma:
|The Helen Weyerhaeuser Tea House (above)|
|View of Gravelly Lake shore via trees (above)|
|Rock Garden (above)|
|Heart-shaped sunlight through canopy (above)|
Feel the love in lovely indeed...
do you feel her presence?
Each garden space, designed as a "room" outside, beckons visitors to displays of immaculate groundcover, a variety of foliage, and mature trees pruned apparent to the Bonsai tradition. I felt that the self-taught plants-woman, Wagner herself, still tends to her plants. I also felt welcome; I credit the human element in Church's designs, but also the hospitable spirit of the staff still working the gardens today.
Follow the path as it leads you through the Circle Drive, G.L. Davis Flag Lawn, Wagner House, Joyce & Herbert Syford Verandah, Mrs. Prentice Blodel Knot Garden, Tom Gillies Hardy Fern Garden, Emma, Ruth & H.F. Alexander Brick Walk, Pool, Helen Weyerhaeuser Tea House, Mary Jane "Squeak" Allen Shade Garden, Peace Garden (my favorite), Woodland Garden, Pond, Picnic Point, Rock Garden, South Border, Perennial Gardens, Library Courtyard, Dog Walk, and Garden Shop.
Visit Lakewold Gardens per their visiting hours and admission rates. Learn more about Lakewold Gardens' story and press. I think you'll find the Lakewold Gardens quite lovely indeed.
Grow, Tend, Live--