Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

View Our Spring
and Summer 
Events Calendar 

Events by Interest  

Art in Our Gardens 2018

Brushes and Blooms

Children's Day

Christmas Open House

Family Nature Explorers

Garden Festival

Holiday Workshops

In the Garden Series

Inside Private Gardens Trips

Lecture Series 

Little Explorers Nature Program

Maple Magic

Member Strolls

Monarch Butterfly Workshop 

Mother's Day

My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races

New Member Orientation

Plein Air Workshop

Summer Concert Series

Summer Nature Camps

Wild Walks 


The Butterfly House



























































































































Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program
Summer 2018

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: (Family level and up)  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).


Summer 2018 Series

June 6 Morning Session is full
Shapes in Nature:
Look all around. What do you see? We will take a shape walk and play “I Spy” to help recognize familiar shapes in our outdoor world.

June 12 Morning session is full
Pollinator Parade: 
What’s making that buzzing sound? Chances are it’s a pollinator! Let’s see how many we can find busily at work in our gardens and meadow.

July 3 Morning Session is full
Mud-licious and Puddle-wonderful: 
 What’s ooey, gooey and so much fun? Mud! Let’s make mud art and play with water!

July 24 Morning Session is Full
Fantastic Fireflies: 
 It’s that magical time of year when it seems that stars are dancing through the air. Come join us as we learn about fireflies – our little “twinkling stars” on Earth.

August 14 Morning session is full
Moonlight and Moths: 
When the sun goes down, many moths are a-flutter. On a moonlit night you might even catch some sipping nectar. Let’s learn about Maryland’s most common moths.

August 29 Morning session is full
A Shell for a Home
 Can you imagine getting around all day with a shell on your back? Join us as we read about some amazing, hard-shelled animals like snails, turtles and clams.


Fees: (Family level and up)  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 Summer 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.
Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm session. Series Tickets for the morning session are no longer active on line for purchase. Please call for availability

Discounted Series Registration      

Individual Program Registration