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 &
Nature Stories & Crafts
(Ages 2-6 years)

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Storytime in the Gardens

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 or 12:30 - 1:15 pm


Tuesday, September 9:  Crickets and Grasshoppers  Join us for a hopping good time, as we read about crickets and grasshoppers.  Well also check out the meadow in search of these fun, lively insects. 

Wednesday, September 24:  Yellow like the Sun  Fall is a great time to appreciate the color yellow.  From flowers and leaves to pretty birds and bees, yellow is everywhere!  Come read about this beautiful color in nature.   

Tuesday, October 14:   Terrific Trees  The landscape is ablaze with fiery colors as the leaves turn to gold, orange, and red.  Come read about trees and celebrate the many wonderful things they do for us and our animal friends.

Wednesday, October 29:  Feathers, Fur and Fins  Some are hairy, some are smooth, some are slimy and some have grooves.  Come read all about the different types of outer coverings and “coats” that animals wear.

Tuesday, November 11: Chipmunks and Squirrels Chipmunks and squirrels are two of the most amazing animals to watch in nature. Join us as we read about these furry, fun backyard friends. - sorry, 10:30 is sold out.  12:30 still has openings

Wednesday, December 17: White as Snow Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let's read about this special time when nature puts on a show.



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.



FALL SERIES: Register for whole Fall Series (6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 per extra sibling. 

To register, please contact Sue at 410-557-9570, ext. 213