By Katrina Redding
Lakewood, WA – Lakewold Gardens, a non-profit, is pleased to invite community members to three volunteer garden events during the spring of 2015.
- Wednesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 20th: Parterre planting party, 10:30am-2:30pm
- Thursday, May 21st from 9am-Noon: Northwest Fern Care Workshop
- Saturday, June 6th: Annual Rhody Deadhead Work Party, 8:30am-Noon
All events are on the grounds of Lakewold Gardens, at 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.
On May 13th and 20th, help rein in Lakewold’s formal façade by respectively prepping and planting parterre beds with lush summer color. Gardeners are invited to attend one or both work parties. Participants will meet at 10:30am on each day and work until 2:30. That’s a long day of gardening so, feel free to stay for only two hours—the parterres will still need the help.
The Fern Care workshop on May 21st features a free class led by Jo Laskowski, curator of the Hardy Fern Foundation. After the class, participants will learn hands on about ferns in the Pacific Northwest region, with mentorship from the instructor and garden staff.
Join in for the Annual Rhody Deadhead Work Party on June 6th, and lend a hand to the gardens as we prepare for summer with our annual mass-deadheading of the rhodies. Participants will meet at 8:30 am at the kitchen of The Wagner House for a complimentary breakfast, and then deadhead until noon. There will be a demonstration and practice for newcomers. Families are welcome.
A National Historic Site on 10 acres, Lakewold’s mission is to preserve a historic estate garden of world class distinction, offering each visitor an inspirational experience through growth and learning in a profoundly unique setting.
Anyone interested in attending a spring volunteer garden event at Lakewold can contact Volunteer Manager Katrina at 253-584-4106 ext. 106.