Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

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Events Calendar 
 

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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 

Volunteering

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Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program
Spring 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).


Individual programs: register here >>             

 

Series Discount! Sign up for the entire spring series and get 2 free sessions! 

Register for the Spring Series (6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 each extra sibling.
This is now closed for the spring Series

 

 

Spring 2018

March 14 Morning Session is full
Oh, the Pet You Can Get! 
This program is all about our animal friends and how to care for them. Craft included.

March 29 Both sessions are full
Rabbits, Hares, Bunnies, Oh My!  
With spring’s arrival, we’ll be seeing a lot more of these floppy-eared critters out and about.  Join us as we read about rabbits and their fun adventures. Craft included.

April 10 Morning Session is full
Little Foxes: 
Ladew knows foxes.  Let’s learn about these beautiful mammals of our fields and forests. Craft included.

April 25 Morning Session is full
Compost Stew:

You are invited to a “decomposer” lunch for Earth Day. We will explore those little critters that are busy making nutritious soil.

May 16  Both sessions are full
Tully the Box Turtle:
Let’s learn about box turtles! Tully is our new mascot for the Nature Walk.

May 22 Morning Session is full
Spring Beauties:  
Join us in the gardens as we read about and surround ourselves with the beauty and fragrance of spring’s blooming beauties.

 

 

Summer 2018 Series


June 6
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
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
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
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
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
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.


Discounted Series Registration      


Individual Program Registration