Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

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Family Nature Explorers

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Join us as we explore a different area of the Gardens or Nature Walk each month. Whether we're searching for wildlife, getting crafty with art projects, or conducting experiments, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature. For all ages with an adult. ( 3 years and up recommended ) 10:30 am - 12:00 noon.

Check in at the Visitors Center. If it rains, we'll bring the outdoors inside!

Rambunctious Rabbits   
Saturday, April 30
Wiggle your nose and hop on over to Ladew as we explore the soft and furry life of the wild rabbit.

Pond Search  
Saturday, May 21
Spring has sprung and the ponds are jumping with lots of activity. We’ll have fun as we scoop the ponds in search of frogs, tadpoles, dragonfly babies and more.

Butterflies and Honeybees 
Saturday, June 25
Flutter and buzz with us to discover these fascinating and important pollinators.

Bald Eagles 
Saturday, July 23
Let’s learn about this strong and majestic bird of prey, a great symbol of our country.

Flower Power 
Saturday, August 20
Coming in all shapes and sizes, colors and fragrances, flowers are designed with the purpose of attracting pollinators. Join us as we celebrate these living masterpieces of life.

Annual Children’s Day:  NATURE. ART. PLAY!
Saturday, Sept. 10  (11 am - 4 pm)
From tall trees to little ladybugs – all aspects of nature stimulates the imagination and creativity! Experience hands-on learning and creativity stations and educational presentations. Enjoy games, crafts, sing-a-longs, a magic show, food and more! 
No registration required

Nature’s Sculpture 
Saturday, October 15
From mountains to valleys, Mother Nature’s geology creates beautiful art forms all around us. We will visit our quarry pond to see where iron ore was once mined.

Ages  For all ages with an adult ( 3 years & up recommended )
Time  10:30 am - 12 noon
Fee  Free for Members | Non-members free with paid garden admission
Registration        Advanced registration is required. Registration begins two months
prior to each program.
Contact  Sue Myers 410.557.9570 ext.213 or

  Register on line   


SCHOOL’S OUT DAY CAMP/ Sorry this event has been cancelled 

Skulls and Tracks
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 8:3 0AM – 3:30PM
Join us on this day off from school for fun nature detective
work. We’ll share our large collection of animal skulls
to learn their identity based on teeth type, eye placement
and more. Plus, we’ll spend time outdoors investigating
animal tracks and clues left by the animals of the forest,
meadow and streams. Activities include outdoor exploration,
experiments, arts & crafts, stories and games.

AGES Grades 1 – 5

FEE $60 Members | $70 Non-members

REGISTRATION Advance registration and payment are required.

To register, contact Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570, x261 or

or Register online