Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Brushes & Blooms — Ladew’s Painting Party!

 An evening of painting and fun with a gathering of friends, food and drink. Arrive early to stroll the beautiful gardens. Classes will be held in the Barn Gallery.



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Vibrant Coneflower

As we anxiously await spring and summer blooms,
brighten up your house with this colorful native flower. 
Fun textures and hues of purple, pink and orange
make this painting a knockout!

Equine Inspiration

To celebrate of the iconic My Lady’s Manor
steeplechase, we will paint a beautiful and
powerful horse. In this abstract style painting,
the colors chosen are up to you!



Special painting:  Celebrate Mother’s Day!
This program is full

Tiptoe Together Through the Tulips. 
Create two tulip paintings that fit together side-by-side to complete each other, but still look beautiful hanging alone! Bring your mom, or mothers, bring their daughters, sons, spouses, etc. to celebrate upcoming Mother’s Day. Buy two tickets and receive a $20 discount   

Monarchs on Goldenrod
This Program is full 

This time of year, Ladew's meadow displays its full fall 
splendor! This painting combines the rich colors of the 
season with monarch butterflies as they fuel up on 
precious nectar prior to their amazing southern migration. 




Spectacular Sunflower

This Program is Full
We finish up our season with a bold, 
bright and cheery sunflower painting!



15 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) 


5:30 pm - approx. 8 pm (arrive at least 15 - 20 minutes early) 


$40 Members | $45 Non-members


16 x 20 canvas, paint, brushes, aprons, easels, instructions and inspiration. Ladew will provide some wine, water and snacks.                                      

You Bring 

Friends and family, drinks, snacks, paint clothes and a great attitude! We will no longer be offering pre-ordered picnic dinners.




Advance registration and payment are required. All classes are full
Register on-line here >>>                  

Painting Parties at Ladew Began with Harvey

Harvey the Painter

Harvey Ladew not only had a knack for Garden Design, but was also was very interested in painting. He used one of the barn rooms as his Studio and you can still see many of his paintings hanging there today.  Harvey sketched and painted throughout his life and he took painting classes from Jacques Maroger.  (Maroger was a painter and the technical  director of the Louvre Museum’s laboratory in Paris, later a lecturer at the Parson’s School of Design in New York, and in 1942 a professor of painting at MICA in Baltimore where he started the school of painting.) 





Harvey Ladew's original painting party!

 In the 1960s Mr. Ladew invited friends to his house to paint a group painting and enjoy each other's company.