Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Garden Glow 2019
Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20 (5 pm to 9 pm)   

...rain or shine!

Don't forget to wear your galoshes! 
4-wheel drive vehicles and carpooling are encouraged. 


Our Gardens will close at 4 pm
and the Ladew Café will be closed
 on Saturday, October 19 &
 Sunday, October 20
during Garden Glow weekend.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sorry, Garden Glow has sold out for both
Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th

Adults $20 | Seniors/Students $13 | Children (2–12) $4

MEMBER: Tickets for October 19th        
MEMBER: Tickets for October 20th    

Adults $25 | Seniors/Students $18 | Children (2–12) $6

NON-MEMBER: Tickets for October 19th          
NON-MEMBER: Tickets for October 20th    


Please join Ladew’s Art in our Garden committee with a gift to the second annual Garden Glow today and help us promote art, artists and Ladew on October 19th and 20th.
Open the >>Contribution form<< to support this exciting fall event for Ladew!
Ladew is delighted to announce the 2nd annual Garden Glow, a magical celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures.


Garden Glow Display of Hundreds of Carved and Decorated Pumpkins

“Glow” and Sculpture Artists

Laura Amussen • Michael Bare • Laure Drogoul • Katherine Fahey • Amelia Grace • Keith Holt • Kyle Miller 
John Ruppert • Andy Holtin and Samantha Sethi • Emily Schubert • Daniel Van Allen • and others

Woody Pines bluegrass band • Crank Puppet Show • Glowing stilt walkers, jugglers and hoopers • and more

For the Kids
Ryan the BugMan • Craft Projects • Special educational exhibits of owls, moths, spiders and other creepy crawly critters • and more

Garden Glow Eats
Carma's Cafe chile bar • Dizzy Cow Pizza • Millburn Orchards Apple Cider Donuts • Mouth Party Caramels • Philadelphia Pretzel Factory • Prigel Family Creamery • Plus fall soups, mac n'cheese, kale salad, hot dogs and more

Garden Glow Drinks
Independent Brewing Co featuring “Honey Glow" custom brew & ciders • McClintock Distillery special craft cocktails • Sagamore Spirits special whiskey cider recipe • and more

Other Garden Glow Highlights
Braughers Orchard • GlassyBaby • Gourd display • Patricia Bennett • and more

Proceeds from Garden Glow will support Ladew’s environmental education programming for children which provides vitally important, experiential programming for up to 5,000 students a year, and has a long-standing commitment to serving Maryland Title One schools.

Ladew is seeking Submissions for Garden Glow

There are 3 Classes of Submissions

1) "Glow" Our biggest class in terms of size; can be any type of installation; does not have to relate to Halloween. A captivating visually stimulating light display to celebrate the season on behalf of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Assume 5-20+ feet in size. Each submission will have its own viewing space and supporting marketing and promotion.

Participants we are looking for: institutions, arts organizations, creative partners and individuals to create a “light show” for viewing pleasure.


2) " Extra Large Pumpkins/Gourds"  Ladew will provide extra-large pumpkins for serious artists (these are limited) businesses and individuals that want to carve a special “creative” pumpkin to celebrate the season on behalf of Ladew Topiary Gardens.Each submission will have its own viewing space and supporting marketing and promotion.

Participants we are looking for: institutions, arts organizations, creative partners and individuals to create a “light show” for viewing pleasure.

3) "Community Pumpkins/Gourds" Individual carved pumpkin contributions from interested individuals, businesses, artists and families. Your pumpkin will be a part of a wonderfully large display of carved pumpkins.These pumpkins will be displayed in a group to create one large beautiful installation.

Participants we are looking for: Individuals who want to participate in the “glow” and who enjoy carving pumpkins,  but on a smaller scale.

Another way to participate is at our: Garden Glow Volunteer Pumpkin Carving Workshop 

Help Ladew staff carve and decorate 100’s of pumpkins to be featured in our Garden Glow event! Don’t like to carve? We’re open to other artistic designs as well. Creativity is encouraged!

Ladew will provide the pumpkins, design patterns and ideas, carving tools and decorating materials. Volunteer carvers are encouraged to please bring their own carving tools and / or other decorating materials.

AGES 14 and up  
TIME  8:30 am Pumpkin Preparation Shift (cut & gut!)
TIME  9 am Pumpkin Carving Shift 1 
TIME  1 pm Pumpkin Carving Shift 2
REGISTRATION: Contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410.557.9570, x226 or

Donate a Carved Pumpkin for Garden Glow
Not available to join the Pumpkin Carving Workshop but still want to contribute your artistic touch? You can donate your own carved or decorated pumpkin to be included among the 100’s of other pumpkins on display. 

  • Donations accepted on Friday, October 18 (2 – 4 pm) or Saturday, October 19 (10 am – 12:00 noon)
    at our parking lot picnic area.
  • (Please keep designs family-friendly; no political or inappropriate carvings.)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited access to the gardens during this special event.

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.


We Present Garden Glow with the support of these partners: