Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of children at Summer Nature Camp at Ladew Gardens

Summer Nature Camps 2015

(Ages 4-12 years)

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Ladew abounds with artistic inspiration!  This program, blending art and environmental education, will sharpen art and observation skills and foster discovery and creativity while connecting students with the natural world.  We will explore a variety of styles and techniques including sketching, painting and using conventional and natural materials.  Additional activities will include hikes and group projects.  Strong emphasis will be on nature study.  Each child will receive their own art supply kits.  We will celebrate and showcase the campers’ work during an art show in Ladew’s Barn Gallery on Friday afternoon.   

Dates:   June 22 - 26   Sorry, sold out

Ages:   9 - 12 years

Time:   9 am - 2 pm

Fees:   $250 Members, $300 non-Members




Orioles, Ravens and Eagles, Oh My! Join us as we explore birds in various habitats and discover their unique adaptations. We’ll investigate the differences between birds of prey, songbirds, woodpeckers, owls, waterfowl, and shorebirds. Activities include outdoor exploration, arts & crafts, experiments, stories, puppet shows, and games. 

Session 1:   July 6 - 10   - only 3 spots left

Session 2:  July 13 - 17     Sorry, sold out
Ages:   6 - 7 years & 7 - 9 years

Time:   9 am - 2 pm

Fees:   $200 Members, $250 non-Members


MINI NATURE CAMP:   Little Fledglings

Hop, run, fly! Explore the gardens, meadows, forests and wetlands in search of our feathered friends.  We’ll encounter many birds that call Ladew home and learn what makes them special. Activities include outdoor discovery walks, storytime, crafts, games and puppet shows.


Session 1:   July 27 - 31  - only 1 spot left

Session 2:  August 3 - 7
Ages:   4 - 5 years

Time:   9 am - 12 noon

Fees:  $125 Members, $160 non-Members



Contact Sheryl Pedrick at (410) 557-9570, ext. 226 or
Space is limited. Full payment is due at registration.