Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America








































































Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program

Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler! Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2-6 with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Nature ABC’s and 1,2,3’s and movement activities are part of the fun. Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm session.

Fees:  Members $5 per child/adult pair; Non-members $15 per child/adult pair; Additional siblings $5 each.
Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (June to October).

 Series Discount!
Sign up for the entire series and get 2 free sessions! 

Register for the Summer Series

(6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 each extra sibling.

Registration online is open: 

Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact LeeAnne Kahl at 410.557.9570, ext. 223 or


Beautiful, Boisterous Birds 
Tuesday, June 6  The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Their chatter entertains us. Birdsong is filled with whistles, trills, and chirps. We’ll listen for them and hope to see these feathery noisemakers.

1,2,3 How Many Do You See? The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Wednesday, June 14 
Do you know how many “swans are a-swimming” at Ladew? Come find out as we practice our counting skills.

Ladybugs and Beetles  Both sessions are full.
Wednesday, July 5 
What do ladybugs and fireflies have in common? They are both beetles! Let’s look more closely at these cool bugs of the insect world.

Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Plants The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Tuesday, July 25 
There are a lot of weird and wonderful plants in nature. Let’s read about some and find the carnivorous pitcher plant at Ladew.

Down by the Sea The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Tuesday, August 15
Let’s explore some of the abundant wildlife that live in the oceans.

Darting Dragonflies Both sessions are full.
Wednesday, August 30
Join us by the pond as we learn about jewel-winged dragonflies and their dainty cousins, the damselflies.