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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lakewold Gardens Garden Shop

On my list of garden visits in May, number one is Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, WA. If you want, you can see some of the Gardens pictures in my posts about beautiful holiday tables in Lakewold Gardens Part 1 and  Part 2.

While visiting Lakewold Gardens, don't miss its one of a kind The Garden Shop. The general information about it is HERE
The shop's uniqueness begins from the building itself. Not every garden shop is located in such a special structure as the original 1918 Carriage House.
 The shop is filled with hundreds of practical and sentimental items for gardeners and  non gardeners too.

I like the rustic feeling and sense of hominess coming from the store's displays.
Its eclectic mix of items includes antiques, books, videos, cards, souvenirs and, of course, garden tools of high quality. The store is very selective and doesn't disappoint guests and customers.
If you have a sweet tooth like me, you'll be glad to see an assortment of jams, teas, biscuits and marmalade, including those imported from Britain.
Interesting items and a creative display make the store a destination. Most of all, I love the shop's inspirational atmosphere.

An important part of the store's merchandise are plants. This is how the store describes them:
"Unusual and rare varieties of many of the plants seen growing at Lakewold are for sale at the Garden Shop. Shade plants are a specialty but we strive for "different". We have a great selection of rock garden plants from Mt. Tahoma Nursery, and perennials, shrubs, and trees from local growers.
Early in the Spring we have the famous Blue Poppy plants, (Meconopsis betonicifolia.) We get them once each year and they are usually gone in about two weeks. All of the plants at The Garden Shop are grown locally and are well acclimated. We love vines!! The Arctic Beauty ornamental kiwi (the one that looks like it has been painted with pink and white) that graces the North entrance to the Sunroom is a favorite and we always have plenty of them (Actinidia kolomikta) on hand. Seeds are always a challenge and one of the most rewarding avenues to good gardening. We carry seeds from Renee's Seeds, specialist in heirloom and rediscovered perennials, herbs and vegetables."
I'd like to thank Vickie, the store proprietor, for allowing me to take photographs in the store. The pictures in this post were taken last fall:

I can't wait to see Lakewold Gardens and its unique shop this month! And buy some blue poppy seedlings!!! And some marmalade! And take spring pictures of the gardens!
If you want to look at some of the shop's products please check its website.
From April til September, The Garden Shop is open Wednesday-Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m.

Disclaimer: I am not in any way associated with The Garden Shop. This post was written by me purely from my love of the place and I received no compensation.

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS


  1. Ooh! ... I would enjoy the shop as much as the gardens I think, Tatyana. I wonder what sort of twigs (grape vines?) are used to make the valances on the shop window. I think I'm going to steal that idea for my potting shed. P. x

  2. That is SO my kind of shop! Lovely!

  3. I grew up a bit away from Lakewood so now I'm thinking where the heck is this .. by American Lake perhaps. I'm off to look this up.

  4. The shop looks enticing, plenty of nice knick knacks and accessories. The garden looks fab too!

  5. Looks like a wonderful place. Please share photos after your visit!!!

  6. I love Lakewold Gardens, I went there twice last year. They do have a cool shop!

  7. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    Gorgeous! I love those terracotta pots and it's a shop I could lose time in!

  8. Definitely my kind of place to browse! I love the pots as well, but that wooden tool tote jumped out and said "Buy Me, Buy Me!" That alone would be worth making a cross-country trip for, although with my luck, it would be labeled, "Display Only, Not For Sale" LOL.

  9. Such beautiful views - what a peaceful garden! I love the low pot on the log.

  10. Tatiana,I love to go shopping alone and never show a receipt. Nice photos!

  11. That looks like my kind of shop!!! I could do some serious shopping there. :o) I love the trees in that garden. So beautiful and peaceful.

  12. I am in love with the picnic bench! Thank you for the walk.

  13. I could just reach out and grab a whole bunch of goodies at this shop. I love the blue pots!


  14. I would love to spend a morning browsing through that shop! i love the pale blue pots! The gardens looks fabulous. Thanks for your great photos!


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