Come Out For A Spring Tour At Lake Wilderness Arboretum

The arrival of spring brings acres of buds and blooms at Lake Wilderness Arboretum (LWA) in Maple Valley. The Arboretum’s forty-two acres feature over a dozen acres of display gardens and collections, a twenty-six acre second growth forest area with hiking trails, and easy access to the recreational facilities at Lake Wilderness Park.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation (LWAF) offers free docent-lead tours of LWA’s gardens on the third Saturday of each month starting this Saturday (April 16th) through the month of October. Our 3rd Saturday tours start at the gazebo on the grounds at 10 a.m.

Tours are tailored to the interest and ages of visitors and last about an hour. Signs will be posted for parking and to the gazebo prior to the tour.

Group tours can be arranged for other days and times by contacting the Arboretum.

LWA, located at 22520 SE 248th in Maple Valley, is open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk daily. It is easily accessible by foot or bicycle via King County’s Cedar-to-Green River Trail.

For information about the arboretum and activities that are scheduled, check out our website at

To inquire about scheduling a free docent tour, call us at 253.293.5103, or email us at