Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of children at Storytime at Ladew Gardens


Storytime in the GardensPicture of Storytime Worm and
Nature Stories & Crafts
(Ages 2-6 years)


Storytime in the Gardens and Nature Stories & Crafts

These nature-themed programs are scheduled throughout the year for ages 2-6 years with an adult. During Ladew's regular season (April - October), Storytime takes place outdoors under shade trees in several gardens throughout the year (weather permitting).   

Storytime continues even after the gardens officially close to the public for the year (November - March), when you'll join us in Ladew's Studio for a morning or afternoon of interactive nature stories, followed by a making a fun take-home craft.

Ages: 2 - 6 years with an adult  

Times: 10:30 - 11:15 am (ages 2-6 recommended) or 12:30 - 1:15 pm (ages 3-6 recommended)

Nature Stories & Crafts 2015

Tuesday, January 13:  Animals in Pajamas! Winter is a sleepy time for many animals like bears, bats, and frogs. Come read about some of these animals who enjoy a long winter slumber.  Optional: Dress in you favorite PJ's

Wednesday, January 21: Wake Up Groundhog! It's almost time for the furry groundhog to wake up from his long winter nap and peak out to look for his shadow! Will he warn us of a longer winter or an early spring to come?

Tuesday, February 3 :  Penguins on Parade! No one loves snow and cold weather more than penguins. Let's learn about these cute and unusual birds of black and white. Come dressed in black and white for our penguin parade!

Wednesday, February 18: Mmm, Maple Syrup There's magic in the trees in winter. Lets read about sweet maple syrup and the yummy pancakes we enjoy with it. Enjoy a maple treat!

Tuesday, March 3: Dino-rific Fun  We will have a roaring good time as we read, play and learn about dinosaurs large and small.

Wednesday, March 11: Clip Clop Horses  It's almost Manor Race time at Ladew. Join in on the excitement as we read about horses and ponies in preparation for the My Lady's Manor Steeple Chase Races.


Individual Program Fee: Members $5 per child/adult pair, Non-members $15 per child/adult pair. Additional siblings only $5 each! 

Includes admission to the Gardens (weather permitting). Space is limited. Advanced registration and payment is required.


SERIES DISCOUNTS! Register for whole Winter Series (6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 per extra sibling. 

To register please, use our on-line form (click here) or contact Sue at 410-557-9570, ext. 213