Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program

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 ABCs and 1,2,3 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 $20 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 15 to October 5).

Series Discount!

Sign up for the entire series and get 2 free sessions!
Register for the SUMMER Series (6 sessions) for only
$24 per member child/adult pair
$80 per non-member child/adult pair $24 each extra sibling.           

Summer Little Explorers Series is Canceled                  

 Member Registration        Non-member Registration


Summer 2020

Wednesday, June 10 Art in Our Garden
What is a topiary? Come explore Ladew’s world-famous sculptures made from plants.

Tuesday, June 16 Turtle Time
Whether they’re swimming in a pond or slowly crawling through a forest, turtles lead fascinating lives. Let’s read about some of our turtle friends and the adventures they encounter. Our mascot Tully will be visiting too.

Monday, June 29 Pebbles, Rocks, and Sand
Kids love rocks! They can be sparkly, smooth, colorful and so much more. Let’s explore the fascinating variety of rocks and stones in our environment and how people and animals use them.

Tuesday, July 21 Hum Hum Hummingbirds
You’d better look quickly if you want to catch sight of these super flyers darting about. Did you know most migrate great distances each year?

Wednesday, August 12 Beautiful Water Lilies
Our ponds are home to many animals that use these colorful aquatic plants for sitting, shade and shelter. Let’s see what’s blooming this time of year.

Tuesday, August 25 Playful Otters
These sleek furry mammals love to twist, turn, roll and dive in their watery habitat. Let’s read about their playful behavior.