Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Thank you for attending the 2018 program.
Stop back in January of 2019 for our Wild Walk's updated program!

2018 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.


Ages  Adults and students ages 16 and up
Time  10:30 am - 12:30 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.
Register here>>> or contact Sue Myers at 410.557.9570 ext. 213 or 



Horticultural Therapy
Join Leigh Anne Starling, President of the American Horticulture Therapy Association, and Dee McGuire, Registered Horticultural Therapist, as they provide an introduction to the therapeutic benefits of working with plants. This indoor presentation will provide adaptive gardening techniques and activities that can greatly assist those with physical, emotional and communicative challenges. Take home ideas on how to share the benefits of horticultural therapy in your home and community.

Foraging in our Gardens and Forests

How many hobbies offer exercise, the beauty of nature and a tasty meal? Well, foraging provides all of these! Join Nick Spero in exploring Ladew’s gardens and forest for some yummy treats. Nick is a biologist and longtime forager who teaches courses on wild edibles for the Natural History Society of Maryland.

Bees and Butterflies

Back by popular demand for its fourth year, this wild walk through our meadow and into the Butterfly House will focus on the fascinating lives of honeybees, native bees, butterflies and moths. Learn about their life cycles and how we can support them. Led by local beekeeper Jim Zink and Ladew’s Butterfly House Manager Sue Myers.

Mushroom Walk  Sorry, this program is full
Join Nick Spero on a fall walk through Ladew’s Nature Walk trail as we search for and learn about the tasty and magical world of mushrooms! Nick is a biologist and longtime forager who teaches courses on wild edibles and primitive technology for the Natural History Society of Maryland.

Drawing in Nature for Beginners

Surrounded by the beauty of the gardens and wild land at Ladew, learn tips and practice observing and drawing the beauty of nature. Bring your own sketchbook and drawing materials. Led by Ladew educator and artist Sue Myers.