Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program
Fall 2019

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.

 The prices include the service fee you will
be charged at checkout. 
At Ladew Gardens we take great
pride in 
offering a wonderful variety of special events 
and educational programs throughout the year, 
and we make every effort to keep the ticket price
for these events and programs as low as possible.
Tickets for all of Ladew’s programming are now 
administered through ShowClix… unfortunately 
the service fees they charge are not within 
our control. Thank you for your understanding. 

Fees: Members (Family level and up) $6 per child/adult pair;

Non-members $18 per child/adult pair; Additional siblings $6 each.
Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk
(April to October) and the Butterfly House (June 17 to September 30).

Series Discount!

Sign up for the entire series and get 2 free sessions!
Register for the Fall Series (6 sessions) for only $24 per member child/adult pair
$72 per non-member child/adult pair $24 each extra sibling.  

Register Now!


Tues. Sept.10
Flutterby Butterflies
  Morning Session Closed
Our meadow is aflutter with butterflies this time of year. We will visit the Butterfly House and the surrounding meadow to find different stages of development in a butterfly’s life.

Wed., Sept.25 Morning Session is Closed
The Mighty Oak
Many animals rely on this majestic tree for food and shelter. You might have one of the many varieties in your yard!

Wed. Oct.9  Morning Session Closed
Amazing Apples! Crunch!
This delicious snack is enjoyed by humans and animals alike. (And they’re good for you!) Yum!

Tues., Oct. 29 Morning Session Closed
Batty Bats
Did you know that bats can eat thousands of bugs in one evening? Let’s learn about cool bat facts as we read about these fascinating flyers of the night.

Tues., Nov. 12 Morning Session Closed
Plant Your Socks
Bring an old pair of socks to put over your shoes for our walk in the meadow. We will collect seeds on them to investigate and plant at home.

Wed., Dec. 11 Morning session Closed
Lunch for a Bear
Let’s learn about Maryland’s black bear—what they eat and where they live and how they are preparing for their winter rest.