Docent-in-training (Tour Guide) at a Historic Garden


Cause Areas


Sat Apr 01, 2017 - Wed Nov 01, 2017


12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SWLakewood, WA 98499


At Lakewold Gardens, our Docents (Tour Guides) lead tours on the beautiful grounds of Lakewold while revisiting its rich history with visitors from around the world. You will learn how to conduct a tour and develop your own presentation style. Tours primarily occur during the months of April-September and last approximately 2 hours.

Located in Lakewood, Washington, Lakewold offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. A Washington State historic landmark, Lakewold's Georgian-style mansion and historic architecture complete the 10 acres where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.

Our Docent Program kicks off February15th, with regularly scheduled walk-abouts to learn the grounds, history and plants of Lakewold from April-September. Docents become experts though experience. We start with the premise that each training session, each shadowed tour or tag-along will contribute to your education and knowledge of Lakewold.

For more information, or to fill out a volunteer application, please visit our website at


  • Gardening
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 trainings monthly

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