Ladew Topiary Gardens
About Ladew Topiary Gardens
Ladew Topiary Gardens (Ladew), located in Monkton Maryland, encompasses 22 acres of gardens, an historic manor house, a mile-long nature walk and one of the first native butterfly houses in the region. Ladew welcomes close to 50,000 visitors and members annually for tours as well as a variety of programing. Featured in national magazines for its “creativity” and “playfulness,” Ladew has been recognized as “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America. Highly skilled gardeners, professional staff, and dedicated volunteers maintain and promote this natural treasure as a significant cultural, educational and historical resource for the community.
Engaging public programs provide visitors with learning opportunities including practical, hands- on gardening education; lectures featuring experts in environmental stewardship, horticulture, garden design and the decorative arts. Annual events such as the Garden Festival in the spring, and the popular Groovin’ in the Grass concert series during the summer provide visitors of all ages with cultural enrichment in a beautiful setting.
Ladew partners with schools across central Maryland to provide over 130 programs and events each year. Popular offerings include the Children’s Environmental Education Program which is designed to ensure that children from Harford County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City are able to experience hands-on environmental education that relates directly to the classroom science curriculum. Field trip offerings for pre-K-8th grade, scout programs, nature camps, and an array of family programming provides an abundance of learning opportunities for children at Ladew throughout the year.