Submitted by Lakewold Gardens Board of Directors.
Susan Warner has been named the new executive director at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, board chair Carla Pelster announced recently.
“The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Susan Warner as the new executive director of Lakewold Gardens,” Pelster said. “Lakewold is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary as a public garden and local treasure. Her background in fund development, education, programming and the arts will be invaluable as Lakewold embarks on the next chapter of engaging and enhancing our community at large,” she said.
Warner previously served in a variety of capacities with the Tacoma Museum of Glass, including executive director, artistic director, major gifts officer, and director of public programs. Her career includes a variety of positions in artistic and cultural capacities and spans more than 40 years.
Lakewold Gardens is located at 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood, and offers landscape architecture inspired by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, state champion trees, more than 800 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. A National Historic Landmark, its Georgian-style mansion and historic architecture complete the 10 acres.
Warner begins at Lakewold March 18.