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Garden Festival at LadewPicture of Barbara Israel and Ladew Garden Festival

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Thank you for joining us at our 6th annual Garden Festival!  

Garden Festival 2014 was a magical day at Ladew — the gardens were in magnificent flower, creating a glorious background for the 40+ unique vendors that came in from New England to Virginia, offering hard to find perennials, rare annuals, unique small trees, unusual exotics, and container specialties.  

...that's why Garden Festival has become the most anticipated rare plant, antiques and garden ornaments sale in the region!


THANK YOU AGAIN to our generous sponsors....


Valley Motors   •   Sherry & Charlie Fenwick   •   Ritchie Battle   •   Barbara Voss   • Stiles Colwill & Jonathan Gargle   •   Dudley & Alex Mason



Howard & Susan Klein/Klein’s Shoprite of Maryland   •   Frances & Rick Rockwell   • Constellation 



Helen and Frank Bonsal   •   Mark Bramble   •   Nancy and Andre Brewster   •   Dr. Warren Brill/Eastpoint Pediatric Dental Associates   •   Dorsey and Christine Brown   •   Jamie Brown/Beechbrook Landscape Architecture   •   Jenny Budge   •   Bartie and Charlie Cole   • Howard P. Colhoun   •   Suzi and David Cordish   •   Margaret Cordish   •   Ross and Sandra Flax   •   Christopher and Lucy Goelet   •   Ned and Judy Grassi   •   Ben and Wendy Griswold   •   Toni and Jack Griswold   •   Douglas and Tsognie Hamilton   •   Barbara Hathaway   •   John and Faith Hawks   •   Penney and A.C. Hubbard   •   Harriet Iglehart   •   Lynn Buchheit Janney   •   Henry and Annie Jenkins   •   Charles Keenan/Stark and Keenan   •   Bob and Pedie Killebrew   •   Anne and Bob Kinsley/Kinsley Construction   • Stan and Sarah Klinefelter   •   A.B. and Cheryl Krongard   •   Jonna Lazarus/Lazarus Design Associates, LLC.   •   John and Susie Luetkemeyer   •   Lark and Andy MacPhail   •   George and Mandy Mahoney   •   Turney McKnight   •   Chuck and Amy Newhall   •   Mary Charlotte Parr   •   Jim and Gail Riepe   •   Dick and Sheila Riggs   •   Sam and Barbara Robinson/The Valley Craftsmen   •   Eleanor and Harry Russell   •   JB and Alex Secor   •   Ed and Sandy Taylor   •   Lynn Vonderhorst   •   Mary Wanamaker Watriss



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If you missed Garden Festival 2014... here's what you missed!  Please join us next year for our 7th annual Garden Festival — May 2015!


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! 

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. 



   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,

Picture of Shop from Vendors




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