Lake Wilderness Arboretum offers a variety of activities to learn from and enjoy. Click on the links below to find more information.

Attend one of our Explore Programs!

Saturday Feb 04, 2017 – “How To” Pruning

Lake Wilderness Arboretum is sponsoring a talk by Cole Stevens, a certified arborist with “Canopy Solutions”, to show you how to prune and maintain the trees on your property.  This event will be in the Community Room at the Maple Valley Library.  See the flyer for more information.

Saturday March 04, 2017 – Explore rose cultivation in the Pacific NW

Rose Lee, owner of Rosebriar Gardens & Design, will be presenting a program focused on the selection and care of roses on Saturday, March 4th starting at 10:30am in Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s Nursery.  The program, part of the Arboretum’s EXPLORE educational outreach series, will focus on choosing roses that do well in our area as well how to plant and care for roses using methods that promote environmentally sound methods.  Rose Lee plans to do a hands-on pruning demo on one or two roses in the Arboretum’s gardens after her 45-minute presentation in the arboretum’s covered Nursery meeting area.

Ms. Lee is a member of numerous organizations that focus on plants and landscaping, especially roses: the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Professional Association, Heritage Roses NW, Seattle Rose Society, and the Royal Horticultural Society.  Rose has researched over 2,000 roses to find varieties that thrive in the NW without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and has donated some of her favorite roses to Lake Wilderness Arboretum for display in its gardens.

Thursday March 16, 2017 – Explore LW Arboretum Gardens – 1 hr hike

EXPLORE LAKE WILDERNESS ARBORETUM’S GARDENS ON A ONE-HOUR HIKE. We will utilize the Arboretum’s newly completed trail that loops around the core of the display gardens to get an overview of the highlights of the 16 acres found south of the County trail as well as look for late winter blooms. Meet at Cedar Room at 12:20 for a 12:30 departure.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum is located in Lake Wilderness Park at 22520 SE 248th in Maple Valley, WA.