Summer Fun at the Arboretum!

Tours with the Director

Join Arboretum Director, Susan Goodell, for a free one-hour tour of the Arboretum.
May 20, 11am – Explore one of the world’s largest public collections of western azaleas.
June 21, 7pm – Celebrate the summer solstice with an evening stroll through the

StoryWalk® Read – Alongs

Join Librarian Sharon in the great outdoors to read the StoryWalk® book each month!
Presented with support from the Maple Valley Library Guild and King County Library
System. Meet at 10:30am in the meadow.
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 23

Arts Fest in the Arboretum

During Maple Valley Days, enjoy free live music in the Arboretum. Presented in
partnership with Maple Valley Creative Arts Council.
Saturday, June 10, 1pm -5pm

Concerts at the Arboretum

Free concerts featuring local musicians, singers, songwriters and spoken word.
Presented in partnership with Maple Valley Creative Arts Council.
Tuesday evenings 6p-7p
July 11, 18 & 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
September 5

Yoga in the Garden

Take advantage of late summer evenings in July and August to relax, stretch and
strengthen through yoga.
Classes are led by Maple Leaf Movement. For more information and registration, see

Shakespeare in the Garden

Join us for a treat of a production of Twelfth Night in a unique setting! This is a pay-as-
you-can performance presented in partnership with Emerald Theatre.
August 12, 2023 6:30pm
August 13, 2023 2pm

Summer Camps for kids

There will be a variety of options provided by different organizations. Check out their
websites for camp information and registration.
Maple Leaf Movement: https://www.mapleleafmovement.com/camps/
The Ashlar Way: https://www.theashlarway.com/summer-camps-2023
Emerald Theatre: https://www.emeraldtheatre.org/registration

Fall Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant in the Northwest. Come find your newest garden
treasures from the Arboretum or from one of the fabulous vendors.
September 9, 10am-4pm

Other Events at Lake Wilderness Park

During the busy summer months at the Arboretum and Lake Wilderness Park, it may be
a good idea to check the Parks calendar to see if there are any large events planned
that may impact access to the Arboretum or availability of parking.

Join the team

Interested in volunteering at Lake Wilderness Arboretum? Would you like to learn more about plants or the history of the Arboretum? Do you enjoy talking with people? You might be just the person to join our friendly group of garden greeters in the Information Booth. Please email us at info@lakewildernessarboretum.org for more information on joining the team. 

Looking for a great place for a wedding? Look no further.

The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is teaming up with the Lake Wilderness Lodge to offer a number of fantastic venues to hold your special event. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the City of Maple Valley Facility Rentals Team by clicking on this link or by Emailing facilityrent@maplevalleywa.gov.

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