Editor's Note: This is from Amanda Wood, marketing Coordinator with the Lakewold Gardens
In honor of Heritage Happens month in Pierce County, partners with the Northwest Fuchsia Society to present: Fuchsias Through the Years, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 9, 10 and 11.
The public can enjoy fuchsia displays by more than 17 different clubs, each representing a decade in fuchsia history. Along with these colorful exhibits, society members will be on hand to answer questions, a few select local vendors will be selling plants and books, and a large blossom table will be on display.
Also appearing, a descendent of the Grandma Mac Fuchsia will provide an informative and educational beginning to this colorful walk through history. The following presentations are scheduled for 1 p.m. on each day:
- Friday: Kevin Jones from Jordan’s Nursery will discuss how he started in the business
- Saturday: Salli Dahl, Author, will discuss the history of fuchsia fanaticism in Washington
- Sunday: Will Gibbs, Past President of the NW Fuchsia Society will discuss winterization of fuchsias
As Lakewold heads into the fall, this final burst of color display is a great opportunity to enjoy the gardens and learn about the history of fuchsias. Stephanie Walsh, executive director, said "we are pleased to be partnering with clubs from around the Puget Sound area. In developing this event, I’ve learned so much about these beautiful plants, often taking me back to the days of my grandmother’s enormous fuchsia baskets soaking up the morning sun in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I know our visitors will enjoy the exhibit!”
Join Lakewold Gardens on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 9, 10 and 11. No reservation is needed for any of the activities. Admission to the gardens and the fuchsia show is $7.00 general, $5.00 military, seniors, and students. Members of Lakewold and children 12 and under are free.
For more information, contact Amanda Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Lakewold’s website at www.lakewoldgardens.org. Fuchsia information can be found at www.nwfuchsiasociety.com. Additional information about Heritage Happens month can be discovered at www.piercecountyhistory.org.