Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Wild Walks

Take a walk on the wild side at Ladew! Join us for an outdoor exploration through the gardens, meadows, or woodlands with local exports and/or Ladew naturalists.

For the Love of Insects 
Saturday, April 22
Ladew Butterfly House volunteer and life-long insect enthusiast and collector, Bob Gardener, will share specimens and personal experiences of his entomological adventures. Bob will educate us on insect orders and anatomy, and unusual and extraordinary insect facts.

The Garden Design of Harvey Ladew
Saturday, May 13
Back by popular demand, this garden walk will explore the influences, personal style and design considerations that guided Harvey Ladew’s creation of our magnificent Ladew Gardens. Led by Ladew educator, Sue Myers.   

The Sun   Sorry, this date has been cancelled.
Saturday, July 15

Jason Mills, Planetarium Director at Harford County Public Schools, will lead us on a space exploration to the big bright star in the center of our solar system, the sun. While its importance to gardeners has long been greatly considered, we will also discuss the sun’s seasonal changes, how to estimate solar time using the sun, eclipses, sunspots and more.   

Rain Barrel Workshop with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Saturday, August 12
Learn about the many benefits of rain barrels and water conservation while making your own to take home! Participants will also learn how to install, decorate and maintain their rain barrel. In addition to program registration and payment for Ladew Gardens, participants must register for the rain barrel workshop through the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at Fees include the rain barrel kit.  Residents of the Bird River, Middle River, or Tidal Gunpowder watersheds are eligible to receive installation assistance FREE of labor charges, as well as a 50% discount ($30 for the rain barrel kit made possible by the Clear Creeks Project grant funded cost/share program).  For Gunpowder Valley Conservancy members the cost is $50.  For all others the cost is $60.    


Monarchs, Honeybees and more!  Sorry, this event is full
Saturday, September 23

The fall season in Ladew’s meadow and Butterfly House is a great time to explore the fascinating lives of these important pollinators as well as learn how we can support them.  Led by local beekeeper Jim Zink and Ladew’s Butterfly House Manager Sue Myers, we will conclude with a Monarch tagging demonstration. 

Ages  Adults and students ages 16 and up
Time  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Fees $10 Members | $25 Non-members
Series Fee 

$40 Members      |     $100 Non-members 
(1 session is free)
               (1 session is free)

Registration      Advanced registration and payment are required. Fee includes admission to Ladew for the day.
Contact Sue Myers at 410.557.9570 ext. 213 or 

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