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Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Join us at Ladew to shop from an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.

Widely-recognized as an authority on antique garden ornaments, Barbara Israel, will host Garden Festival as this year's Honorary Chair and Guest Lecturer. 

8 AM-10 AM

Priority Preview Sale & Lecture with Barbara Israel

First chance shopping from vendors, continental breakfast, and admission to the     11 am lecture with antique garden ornament authority, Barbara Israel.

$75 for Members
$100 for Non-Members
(Non-member price includes an Individual Membership to Ladew) 

Call (410) 557-9570 to purchase your tickets! 

To purchase your tickets on-line click here.

10 AM-5 PM

General Admission

Shop from over 40 unique vendors, tour the Gardens, Manor House and Nature Walk


11 AM  

Lecture:  Adorning the American Landscape: Garden Ornament from 1740 - 1940

Join Honorary Chair and leading antique expert Barbara Israel as she presents a colorful visual exploration of the history of the garden ornament, an essential but little-examined feature of garden history in America.  She will illustrate the development of this functional and fanciful form of art, tracing it from the Victorian era through the first half of the twentieth century. She will draw examples from her book, Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste.  A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.



Sale ONLY: $15 for members, $20 for non-members (available at the door)
Sale AND Lecture: $40 for members, $50 for non-members

All prices include admission to the Festival, as well as the Gardens,
Manor House (space is limited for house tours) and Nature Walk. 
Lecture tickets are based on availability.


Tickets can be obtained by calling (410) 557-9570, 8am -4pm, and can be purchased at the door. 

To purchase your tickets on-line click here.


   The Ladew Cafe will be open from 10am - 4pm. 


Friends of the Festival Preview Reception with Barbara Israel


For sponsorships of $1000 and up

Friends of Garden Festival enjoy preview shopping and cocktails with Barbara Israel Friday evening, and the sale and lecture on Saturday. For more information contact Elizabeth Cook, (410) 557-9570, ext. 217,

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Click the links to visit our vendor's websites!

Annie’s Flower Farm -- Jamison, PA
Atlock Farm -- Somerset, NJ
Bacharach Metalsmith – Cockeysville, MD    
Botanical Collections -- Great Falls, VA
Broken Arrow Nursery -- Hamden, CT
Circa Antiques -- York, PA
Courtney Design -- Lincoln University, PA
Cultivated Designs -- Hunt Valley, MD
D. Landreth Seed Company -- New Freedom, PA
Draycott Gardens -- Upperco, MD
Fieldstone Nursey -- Parkton, MD
Fowlmouth Birdhouses -- Vero Beach, FL
Foxborough Nursery -- Street, MD
Great Meadows Antiques -- Great Meadows, NJ
Gristmill Nursery -- Jarrettsville, MD
Halcyon House Antiques -- Lutherville, MD
Hickory Hill Heath & Heather -- Oxford, PA 
Hobensack & Keller -- New Hope, PA
Leesburg Gardens -- Catonsville, MD
Lovely Manors - Jacksonville, MD
Manor View - Monkton, MD
Maryland Aquatic Nurseries -- Jarrettsville, MD
McLean Nursery -- Baltimore, MD
Opus Plants -- Little Compton, RI
Oriet's Fine Art -- Monkton, MD
Peace Tree Farm -- Kintnersville, PA
Pennoyer-Newman -- Brooklyn, NY
Pennsbury Gardens LLC -- Westchester, PA
Pete’s Pickins Antiques -- Upper Falls, MD
Pine Knot Farms -- Clarksville, VA
Putnam Hill Nursery -- Forest Hill, MD
Rare Find Nursery -- Jackson, NJ
Refindings -- York, PA
RKS Greenhouses -- Glen Rock, PA
Seasons Past -- Littlestown, PA
Seth Barchowsky, Blacksmith - Port Deposit, MD
Sprezzatura -- Stevenson, MD
Steven Kristoph Nursery -- Millstone Township, NJ
The Gardener of the Owl Valley -- York, PA
The Hosta Hideaway -- York Springs, PA
The Little Greenhouse -- Baltimore, MD
The Painted Garden -- Glenside, PA
The Perennial Farm -- Glen Arm, MD
Thomas Nursery & Greenhouses -- New Church, VA
Wachapreague Walking Sticks -- Wachapreague, VA
Wild Thyme Flowers -- Wilmington, DE