Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of a child examining pond life at Ladew Gardens

Children’s Education 

SCHOOL FIELDTRIP PROGRAMS 

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New in 2017: select the links below to learn more about our
NEW PROGRAMS
for Scouts!

LADEW CUB SCOUT FIELDTRIP OFFERINGS
LADEW GIRL SCOUT FIELDTRIP OFFERINGS


LITTLE EXPLORERS NATURE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

The goals of this program at Ladew include:

  • Introducing children (and adults) to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Introducing children to learning in a social setting
  • Sharing the joy and pleasures of reading
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors
  • Encouraging creativity and imagination (through stories, the fun and whimsical designs of Mr. Ladew’s gardens, and through craft projects in the wintertime)

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FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS (for all ages)

The goals of Ladew’s Family Nature Explorers program include:

  • Introducing families to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors and explore nature together
  • Encouraging curiosity and creativity  through stories, games, and fun!

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SUMMER NATURE CAMPS (ages 2-15 years)

As with all of Ladew’s children’s programs, the goals for Ladew’s summer nature camps include:

  • Promoting the awareness and understanding of the natural world, including plants, animals, water resources, geologic features, etc
  • Encouraging an appreciation of the natural world
  • Promoting the protection of and responsibility for the natural world, for the sake of all life on earth.

Summer Nature Camp is geared toward ages 4-15 years. Camp activities include daily hikes, games, experiments, stories, puppet shows, and arts and craft projects. Pre-registration with deposit is required. Space is limited

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